A serial rapist known as ‘the Beast of Kavos’ broke his back when he crashed 100 feet into a ravine while on the run from the Corfu police.
Dimitris Aspiotis, 47, who fell prey to seven British holidaymakers, broke his leg, hip and spine and broke a kidney when he fell off a cliff in Lefkimmi last Friday.
He was arrested by police after a three-hour operation to remove him from the remote site on a stretcher, the Sun reported.
Police on the Greek island had started a manhunt for Aspiotis earlier this month after he was linked to the rape of an Albanian woman who claimed to have been dragged into the forest and repeatedly raped on the knife.
Aspiotis was under police custody in Corfu town last night and faces immediate return to prison after violating his parole.
Dimitris Aspiotis (photo), 47, who fell prey to British holidaymakers, broke his leg, hip and spine and broke a kidney when he crashed 100 feet into a ravine in Lefkimmi last Friday
Pictured: the cliff from which Aspiotis fell and suffered several fractures in Lefkimmi, Corfu last Friday
The ‘Beast of Kavos’ was controversially released from prison in August last year for only serving seven years of his 52-year sentence due to a law change.
A British victim of Aspiotis, Kayleigh Morgan, 32, waived her right to anonymity last year to raise awareness and refute the Greek government’s decision to release him.
The British Airways flight attendant from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire said in September: “I want to know why he’s gone. I don’t believe he’s changed.
“Such a person can never change and now I am terrified that he will do more victims of what he did to me.
“When I heard he was gone, I was shocked. I burst into tears and felt sick and disgusted. ‘
Homeless Aspiotis was confiscated and sentenced to 52 years in prison for six counts of rape of six women, but was returned to the resort where he was repeatedly attacked in August last year.
He was arrested by officers after three hours of operation to remove him from the remote spot on a stretcher (photo)
A British victim of Aspiotis, Kayleigh Morgan, 32, waived her right to anonymity last year to raise awareness and refute the Greek government’s decision to release him (Pictured: Kayleigh Morgan)
Earlier this month, police said she found another victim – allegedly Albanian – in a cabin after she was reported missing by her partner two days earlier.
Her friend, who reported the disappearance, told police that they had met the convicted rapist the night before.
The serial sex offender is said to have visited more than 100 women who visited the island before being arrested in 2012.
Without prior warning to one of the women he had abused, Aspiotis was released from prison to return to Kavos, Corfu, despite Greek authorities claiming that the rapist would not be released on parole until he was 92.
Ms. Morgan, who worked as a vacation representative in 2010 when she was raped by Aspiotis, was told by the judge to leave the incident behind and enjoy her life after testifying against him during his trial.
The British Airways flight attendant from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire said in September, “I want to know why he’s gone. I don’t believe he’s changed
Aspiotis was confiscated and sentenced to 52 years in prison for six counts of rape of six women, but was returned to the resort where he was repeatedly attacked in August last year.
The attack happened when she took an afternoon stroll along the beach, leaving her partially sighted and scarred after Aspiotis punched her in the face before dragging her into the woods by her hair to rape her five times at the tip of a knife.
She told the Sunday People, “He raped one of my guests for me for a few days, and she described his tattoos to me. He has one that says, “F *** the police.
“As soon as I saw those tattoos, I knew what would happen to me.”
Aspiotis left the holiday representative lying beside him while he was sleeping, with a knife to her throat, before escaping hours later around 4am when he handed her € 10 and boldly told her to go to the hospital.
The beast was captured 18 days later in the forest where he lived after calling a television station to surrender.
Aspiotis attacked Kayleigh and four other British women aged 18 to 47 in a series of offenses over a period of 46 days.
The attacks took place just six weeks after the dangerous rapist was released after raping three other British women between 1997 and 2005 – although local authorities claim the actual number is higher.