Controversy erupts over prosecutor’s recommendation in Kolonos pimping case

A prosecutor's recommendations for the chief suspect in the case of an Athens girl, who was sexually abused and forced into prostitution when she was 12 years old, spurred tension in Parliament on Thursday, as a protest rally was planned to take place in the city center.

Three arrested in connection with child prostitution ring

Police arrested three people in different parts of Athens on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a child prostitution ring.

A 31-year-old woman and two men, aged 33 and 55, are suspected of pimping out children under the age of 15 and recording child sex abuse material, among other offenses.

Ex-referee remanded

A former soccer referee was remanded in custody on Thursday over his link to the case of the sexual abuse and pimping of a 12-year-old girl from the Athens district of Kolonos. 

Mother of 12-year-old sex-trafficking victim to remain in custody

An Athens court on Tuesday rejected a request for release from pretrial custody of the mother of a 12-year-old victim of rape and sexual exploitation.

The decision was unanimous, with the judges on the Council of Misdemeanors ruling that the 37-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including of profiting from the pimping of her daughter and other related offenses.

The new oligarchs

Greece is at serious risk of becoming a lot like Ukraine in terms of seeing its media and public affairs slipping into the hands of a small group of new oligarchs who will make the maligned old guard seem like nice guys.