A 70-year-old British man has been accused of raping his 34-year-old daughter while on holiday on the Greek island of Crete.
The man, who has not been identified, was arrested Saturday after his daughter went to cops two days before to say she was attacked in the town of Malia.
The victim, who was on holiday, admitted being drunk and said she could not remember anything about her attacker, save that he was wearing all-white clothes.
Officers who reviewed CCTV footage said the pair had been drinking together in a bar when the father made obscene gestures to his daughter, hit her in the face, followed her out onto the street and then raped her on a deserted beach.
Police say her father was wearing all-white clothing in the CCTV images.
Medical examiners told local newspaper that the woman was ‘covered’ in injures that were consistent with stones and branches found on the beach.
Examiners added that she also had injuries consistent with rape, and that DNA samples have been collected.
Police arrested the father on Saturday and brought him in handcuffs to a local magistrate’s office where he was charged with felony rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence offences.
The man has pleaded not guilty to the charges and vehemently denies being responsible, local media says. DNA samples have been collected for comparison.
The victim is said to be in a state of disbelief and has told police that her father could not have carried out the attack – though it is not clear whether she has been presented with any of the evidence.
Police will keep the father in detention until at least Tuesday, which is the deadline for him to issue a public apology for the crime.
Greek law allows for reduced sentences for people who admit their guilt and apologise, and is available to those accused of rape.
An Foreign Office spokesperson said: ‘We are providing consular support to a British woman in Greece.’