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Crete cops ‘have CCTV proving rape-accused British father acted inappropriately with daughter’

This is a British father and daughter who spent a drunken night together in a bar in Greece just hours before he was arrested for raping her.

Greek officials insist CCTV footage of the bar proves their case that the father, 62, indulged in “inappropriate sexual activity” with his daughter, 33, while drinking heavily in the popular resort of Malia in Crete.

He is accused of then raping her in a deserted alleyway after they left the bar early in the morning last Thursday.

The father and daughter cannot be named for legal reasons, but he denies the charges and she backs him, insisting he is “100% innocent”.

CCTV images of the father and daughter from which these photos were taken seem inconclusive. The images, obtained by MailOnline, were taken shortly before 4 a.m. last Thursday.

The daughter, who has continuously protested her father’s innocence, had previously claimed that once all CCTV evidence was collected, it would prove her father “was back at the hotel when I was attacked.”

Greek officials insist these CCTV footage from the bar proves their case that the father, 62, engaged in 'inappropriate sexual activity' with his daughter, 33, while drinking heavily in the popular resort of Malia in Crete

Greek officials insist these CCTV footage from the bar proves their case that the father, 62, engaged in ‘inappropriate sexual activity’ with his daughter, 33, while drinking heavily in the popular resort of Malia in Crete

The father and daughter are seen in Greece hours before he was arrested for allegedly raping her

The father and daughter are seen in Greece hours before he was arrested for allegedly raping her

Greek police say the CCTV footage provides evidence that the father is indulging in

Greek police say the CCTV footage provides evidence that the father is indulging in “inappropriate activities”. Both the father and his daughter deny the claims.

‘100% my father didn’t rape me’: Brit, 33, accuses Greek police of letting her rapist ‘run free’ after accusing her 62-year-old father of assaulting her

A British woman raped while on holiday in Crete has lashed out at Greek police after they accused her father of the crime.

The 33-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, accused police of letting her rapist “run free” while falsely accusing her 62-year-old father of the attack.

Police say the elderly man made lewd gestures to his daughter at a bar where they both drank last week, punched her in the face, then dragged her to a deserted beach and raped her. He was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court yesterday.

But she has now told MailOnline exclusively that her father was actually back at their hotel at the time of the attack, and that she is “100%” convinced that CCTV evidence and DNA samples collected from the couple did not show him. will release.

She said, “I can tell you 100% that he didn’t rape me. I live with my father in the UK, I was on holiday with him in Greece and he is the best father in the world.

“It’s impossible that he would do such a disgusting thing. I mentioned this to the Greek police, but they just ignore me.

“This is an incredibly stressful, traumatic situation, but there is hope for us.

“The judge has told us that if my father’s DNA test clears him up, he will be free to go.”

The woman went to the police last Thursday to report a rape.

She admitted she was drunk at the time, and police say she has no memory of her attacker, other than that he was wearing all-white clothing.

The police are said to have collected camera images showing that the woman’s father – dressed all in white – beating her and then sexually assaulting her.

But she says clumsy cops are wrong – she insisted she tell her that her father, not the attacker, was dressed in all white.

She adds that when all CCTV evidence is finally collected, “it will show that he was back at the hotel when I was attacked.

The clip shows the woman slumped on the bar as she sits on a stool, while the father appears to repeatedly approach her to talk into her ear. He also tries on several occasions to get her up, which she resists.

During the shoot, they are sometimes filmed entrenched in some firm grips and the father is also seen falling to the floor after the woman appears to push him away, while also tripping after sliding off the barstool.

Despite the video’s indeterminacy, Greek police officials insist it is an important part of their case against the father and believe the man is having sexual contact with the woman.

Captain Sofia Loverdos of the Crete Police Force told MailOnline: “The video is vital to this case. The man touched the woman inappropriately, tried to kiss her and also beat her.

“The woman denies this, but the CCTV footage shows otherwise.

“This is a crime of rape and domestic violence and we are obliged to prosecute it under Greek law, even if the victim maintains that the alleged perpetrator is innocent.”

She added: “We also collected CCTV footage from the area and statements from eyewitnesses. They show that after leaving the bar, the man and woman were still arguing – and that they were always together. No one else was involved.’

The man appeared in court earlier this week in Crete’s capital, Heraklion, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

He is currently being held at the Hersonissos Police Station but will be transferred to a prison in Tripoli on the Greek mainland this weekend.

The bar where they drank is along the bustling Beach Road, which is dotted with rowdy bars and nightclubs that stay open until the early hours and are popular with Brits.

The father and daughter are believed to have started drinking in the early evening and arrived at the bar around 1am.

Bar staff revealed that the father drank pints all night while the woman knocked back numerous shots of Sambuca.

An employee, who declined to be named, said: ‘The woman was very drunk and things got quite heated between her and the father. People were very chatty in the bar and she told us he was her father.

“They both tripped after four in the morning. She could barely stand and could not even speak. It was very shocking when I heard about the rape a few days later.”

According to other eyewitnesses, the father and daughter continued to argue after they left and then walked past a nearby supermarket.

Later, an attack is said to have taken place in a dead-end alley hidden by bushes.

The woman reported that she had been raped to the police last Saturday, after which officers arrested her father a little later.

The woman reported being raped by the police last Saturday, while officers arrested her father moments later on the Greek island of Crete (file image)

The woman reported being raped by the police last Saturday, while officers arrested her father moments later on the Greek island of Crete (file image)

The alleged attack took place last week in the seaside town of Malia, and the man appeared in court today in the island's capital of Heraklion.

The alleged attack took place last week in the seaside town of Malia, and the man appeared in court today in the island’s capital of Heraklion.

DNA evidence has been sent to Athens for analysis, with prosecutors in Crete admitting they had not ruled out dropping the case if the result proves his innocence.

A spokeswoman for the Public Prosecution Service in Crete said: ‘We have received the file from the police and until this matter is settled, the man will remain in custody.

“The final decision whether a trial will take place will be taken by a jury and the DNA results will of course be important.”

The woman has remained in Crete, where she was on holiday with her father, and has vowed not to return to the UK until he is released.

She told MailOnline earlier this week, “I can tell you 100% he didn’t rape me. I was on holiday with him in Greece and he is the best father in the world.

“It’s impossible that he would do such a disgusting thing. I mentioned this to the Greek police, but they just ignore me.

She added: “This is an incredibly stressful, traumatic situation, but there is hope for us.

“The judge has told us that if a DNA test releases him, he will be free to go.”

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