Triantafyllos Apostolou is blamed for physically attacking a 11-year-old cruising organization competitor in 2010.
The 38-year-old showed up under the watchful eye of an Athens criminal court on Wednesday and has denied the charges.
The argument against him was sent off after a Greek cruising champion broke the untouchable to talk about the maltreatment she endured.
The disclosures made by Sofia Bekatorou a 2004 Olympic gold medalist started Greece’s MeToo development in December 2020.
Bekatorou, who was called as an observer for the indictment, didn’t address journalists when she showed up in court. Different ladies energized in fortitude external the town hall, a few holding up signs saying “we are loaded with rage”.
MeToo prompts new measures in Greece
Three years after the #MeToo development spread across the United States, more Greek competitors and ladies have likewise spoken publically about sexual maltreatment utilizing #metisofia (OnSofia’sSide).
Bekatorou expressed that – – matured 21 – – she had been physically attacked by a unidentified senior organization official in 1998, during arrangements for the Sydney Olympic Games.
She additionally acquired agree to share disclosures about Apostolou to investigators, prompting the most recent preliminary.
Sofia Bekatorou’s choice to intensely reprimand the sexual savagery she endured has helped bring issues to light, expressed Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Last February, Greece’s administration acquainted a progression of measures with battle sexual maltreatment, including harder punishments and an augmentation of the legal time limit.
A computerized announcing stage and casualty support lines have been set up to end the quietness, while assent classes have started at Greek government funded schools.
We should end the quiet
The now 21-year-elderly person said she had a few non-consensual sexual experiences with her then, at that point, mentor, 18 years her senior.
She likewise told Greek TV that she had been efficiently assaulted and truly and obnoxiously manhandled by Aspostolou since the age of nine.
It took me ten years to comprehend that a youngster isn’t to blame, the 21-year-old said, adding that she dared to approach after Bekatorou’s disclosures.
We should end the quiet, rebuff the victimizers and end the demonization of survivors of sexual maltreatment, she said.
Examiners say that Apostolou utilized sexual yet additionally mental brutality against the minor so she would not uncover her assault to her folks.
It is perceived that the 21-year-old’s family had at first chosen not to squeeze charges but rather the lady currently says she trusts her own case will serve different casualties.
Apostolou, who uncovered his personality in a meeting in January 2021, said the sex was consensual and that he wanted to wed the young lady.