British woman, 19, 'is raped on a beach' on Greek island of Ios
British woman, 19, ‘is raped on a beach’ during holiday on Greek island of Ios
- The 19-year-old said she was raped on the Mylopotas beach on Wednesday night
- Comes amid horrifying spate of sex assault allegations from Brits this summer
A British woman has accused an unknown man of raping her on a beach during a holiday to the Greek island of Ios, according to local media.
It’s understood that the 19-year-old tourist filed the sexual assault complaint to Greek authorities shortly after midnight.
The teenager told local police that she was raped sometime between 9pm and 10.30pm last night on the beach in the Mylopotas area having consumed alcohol, Proto Thema reports.
The ELAS has now launched an investigation to identify and arrest the alleged sexual offender.
Mylopotas is one of the most popular beaches in Ios because of its stunning sandy bay and crystal clear waters. It is around 2km south of the island’s capital, Chora.
The latest incident comes amid a horrifying spate of sexual assault allegations from British women holidaying abroad this summer.
Last month, a 21-year-old British tourist reported that she was raped by a 47-year-old Greek man in Rhodes.
The teenager told local police that she was raped at sometime between 9pm and 10.30pm last night on the beach in the Mylopotas area (pictured)
She claimed that the older man took her from a ‘health care store’ in Lindos and took her to a hotel in Pefkos where he allegedly forced her to have sex with him.
That report came just 24 hours after an 18-year-old Brit claimed she was attacked in a nightclub in Faliraki – some seven miles south of Pefkos. She told police she was injected with a narcotic substance in her and had complete memory loss afterwards.
In June, a 20-year-old British woman also came forward to say she was raped in the sea during a holiday on Rhodes after she visited a beach with a 23-year-old Albanian man she met online.
The man, who insists the sex they had was consensual, was later freed from custody but barred from leaving Greece.
Meanwhile, earlier this month a 21-year-old British woman told Greek police that she was raped by an Israeli man after meeting him in a nightclub in Athens.
She told the authorities that during the sexual assault, the man’s three friends appeared out of nowhere and filmed her with their mobile phones.
There have also been reports of rape from British women in other popular destinations such as the Spanish resort town of Magaluf.
Yesterday, it emerged that a group of five French tourists and one Swiss tourist have been arrested after a British teenager was allegedly gang-raped in the holiday resort.
Mylopotas (pictured) is one of the most popular beaches in Ios because of its stunning sandy bay and crystal clear waters
A judge in capital Palma found there were video clips of the alleged rape on at least one of the suspects’ phones, police said.
She met the suspected rapists on Monday night and later went to the hotel room of one of the suspects, where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by the six, the police press office in Mallorca cited the alleged victim’s statement as saying.
The Civil Guard showed up at the hotel after receiving a phone call from the hotel’s security staff who found the young woman crying in desperation.
Police detained the suspects, all of whom are over 20, shortly after. The alleged victim received immediate medical attention and counselling.
In July, two Irishmen were arrested on suspicion of raping a British tourist in a hotel – also in Magaluf. She told police the men sexually assaulted her in the early hours of July 19.
Another 21-year-old British woman also claimed this summer that she was raped on a popular Algarve holiday beach after she was dragged into the bushes having been separated from her friends.
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