Cyprus court adjourns Brit teen's false rape case for 1 week

Elite police unit officers escort a 19-year old British woman, center with head covered, to Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The British woman faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teens raped her at a popular resort town was untrue.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Elite police unit officers escort a 19-year old British woman, with head covered, from the Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, after her case was postponed. The British woman faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teens raped her at a popular resort town was untrue. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Elite police unit officers escort a 19-year old British woman, center with head covered, to Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The British woman faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teens raped her at a popular resort town was untrue. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Elite police unit officers escort a 19-year old British woman, center with head covered, to Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The British woman faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teens raped her at a popular resort town was untrue. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

PARALIMNI, Cyprus — A Cyprus court on Tuesday adjourned for one week the legal proceedings against a 19-year-old British woman who faces a public nuisance charge after admitting to falsely accusing a dozen Israelis of raping her at a Cypriot hotel.

Andreas Pittadjis, the lawyer for the British woman, says a judge granted his request for the adjournment until Aug. 7 so that he and his client can pour over all the evidence that police investigators have amassed.

Pittadjis said his client will "most likely" enter a plea to the charge at her next court appearance, but wouldn't say how she would plead. The charge carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a 1,700 euro ($1,890) fine.

The lawyer said the woman has consented to remain in police detention until Aug. 7.

Pittadjis was highly critical of leaked video footage allegedly showing the British woman having sex with several young men, calling the leak "a much more serious criminal offense" than the charge his client faces.

Cyprus police on Sunday freed the remaining seven of 12 Israelis who were initially arrested on July 17 after the British woman said she was raped at the same hotel where she and the suspects were staying.

Police have said the woman voluntarily recanted her rape allegation.

The Cyprus News Agency reported that the woman allegedly told investigators she filed the rape report because she was "angry and insulted" that some of the Israelis allegedly recorded video of her having sex with a number of them.

People also read these

Europe rights chief says migrant laws push youth...

May 19, 2017

The chief of Europe's top human rights body says laws that impede migrant children from reuniting...

UN chief to meet rival Cyprus leaders in New York

May 31, 2017

Officials say U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet the rival leaders of ethnically...

Cyprus: new gas deposit too small to exploit,...

Sep 12, 2017

Cyprus' energy minister says exploratory drilling off the island's southern coast has discovered a...

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan aim to bolster region's...

Jan 16, 2018

Cyprus' president says even closer cooperation with Greece and Jordan is essential in the fight...

Old guard against new blood in Cyprus...

Jan 26, 2018

Cypriots are voting Sunday to choose a president who could break a cycle of failure in talks to...

About Us

Get a quick look at what’s happening in the world today with in-depth analysis on international news, politics, business and technology, only in Central News Today.

Contact us: sales[at]centralnewstoday.com

Subscribe Now!