Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asked to intervene over Beast of Kavos rapist after scandal raised in
FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked to intervene in the "Beast of Kavos" scandal after serial rapist Dimitris Aspiotis (pictured above), who preyed on British women on Corfu, was freed from jail 43 years early. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons, vowed in Parliament to raise the matter with Mr Raab following an intervention by Labour Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin, who was contacted by one of Aspiotis's victims Kayleigh Morgan. Last month the Sunday Express revealed how Aspiotis, 47, was freed from a 52 year jail term 43 years early after he raped at least seven British women in the resort of Kavos up to 2010.
SCANDAL: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked to intervene over the Beast of Kavos (YouTube)
It was done under a veil of secrecy with no warning from the Greek authorities or British Foreign Office. Mr Dakin said last week: "My constituent Kayleigh Morgan was the victim of a serial rapist, Dimitris Aspiotis, when working in Corfu. "Kayleigh was shocked to learn in the media of his very early release. "May we have a statement from the Foreign Secretary about what discussions have been held with Greece about the very early release of convicted rapists, and the impact of that on the safety of British women abroad?"
SERIOUS: Jacob Rees-Mogg asked Mr Raab to intervene (YouTube)
Mr Rees-Mogg responded: "This issue must be treated with enormous seriousness, and a 52-year sentence indicates the brutality and horror of what must have happened to the hon. Gentleman’s constituent. "For Dimitris Aspiotis to be released so soon seems to indicate that the consequences of his action are not being justly imposed on him.
SHOCK: Kayleigh Morgan was sickened by the release of Aspiotis (Kayleigh Morgan)
"I will, of course, bring the matter to the attention of the Foreign Secretary and send a written answer to the hon. Gentleman, and I am glad he has brought this matter to the House’s attention."
It comes as more than 6,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Foreign Office to apply pressure on Greece to send him back to jail. The Greek Ministry of Justice and the Foreign Office have refused to comment.