LARNACA - A 27-yer-old Egyptian man was remanded for eight days in police custody on Thursday on suspicion of rape.
According to the police, an investigation was launched after a 34-year-old European national reported to the authorities that she was sexually assaulted on Tuesday. She claimed that while she worked in a greenhouse in the Pervolia area she was approached by the suspect who began to harass and grope her.
According to her testimony, after she attempted to push the assailant away he produced a knife and forced her into a nearby filed where he raped her.
During the remand hearing the case investigator asked the Larnaca District Court for additional time to test samples of the suspect’s DNA.
The suspect has so far denied all involvement in the assault.