Corfu serial rapist arrested after manhunt

Police on Corfu on Saturday arrested a serial rapist, with British tourists among his victims, accused of kidnapping and raping again after early release. 

After a 14-day manhnut the man jailed in 2012 for 53 years for the rape of six women and who allegedly raped an Albanian woman two weeks ago, was found hidden in a beachfront area in the southern part of the Ionian island, according to Athens News Agency.

The man dubbed the “Beast of Kavos” fell down a ravine as he tried to evade police but was rescued and arrested with injuries, according to media reports.      

The 47-year-old man was given early release in August 2019, under a controversial new law.

The alleged Albanian victim, who had been reported missing two days earlier, was found two weeks ago in a hut on the island.

Her partner who reported her disappearance told police that the night before they had met the convicted rapist.

She told police she had been kidnapped and repeatedly raped by him.

Corfu is a choice travel destination for thousands of mainly British tourists, many of whom have bought homes and settled on the island.