sexual abuse

Greek Director Dimitris Lignadis to Remain Detained on Rape Charges

The investigating magistrate and the prosecutor ruled that former National Theater director and actor Dimitris Lignadis should be further detained until trial.

#MeToo Greece: PM Vows to Apply Stricter Laws for Sexual Abuse

Mitsotakis announced on Thursday that he will bring about new legislation to tighten sex abuse laws and help victims, while endorsing the #MeToo movement. 

Greek National Theater Director Investigated for Abuse of Refugee Children

The public prosecutor's office of Greece launched an investigation on Monday into the possible involvement of NGOs with Dimitris Lignadis

Greece’s Former National Theater Director Arrested on Rape Charges

Former Greece’s National Theater artistic director Dimitris Lignadis is held in custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of serial rape

#MeToo Movement in Greece Spreads from Sport to Entertainment

The #MeToo movement, the global social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment, is now spreading like wildfire in Greece. Following allegations of sexual abuse in the sport of sailing, Greek women are now speaking about harassment by male directors...

Greek Abuse Scandal: Police Arrest Coach Suspected of Rape

A Greek sailing coach who admitted on Friday that he had what he called a “relationship” with an 11-year-old athlete was arrested on the island of Samos on Sunday. He will be charged with aggravated rape, seduction, and misconduct. A Greek...

Greek President Praises Olympic Medalist for Revealing Abuse

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday praised the courage of Olympian Sophia Bekatorou for speaking out against sexual abuse in sport. Sakellaropoulou said that her meeting with Bekatorou at the Presidential Mansion in Athens was "a minimal recognition of the...

Greek Athletes Speak Out after Bekatorou Rape Allegation

More Greek athletes spoke out on sexual harassment after Olympic athlete and sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou opened up recently. The athlete said that when she was 21 she suffered a horrific assault by a much older person involved with her...

Greek Former MP, Diplomat and Educator Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse of Minors

A Greek court handed down a 28-month suspended sentence on Tuesday to Nikos Georgiadis a former conservative MP, diplomat and vice president of the American College of Greece, who was found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors in...

Greek Island Parents Face Sex-Abuse Charges

A couple arrested on charges of sexually abusing their 14-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son on the Greek island of Leros will face formal charges on Tuesday. The man has reportedly admitted to the crimes. Police were alerted by hospital staff when...