Scottish man faces extradition over violent rape of English teenager on Greek island

Daily Record — A Scot faces extradition over the rape of an 18-year-old bar worker on the holiday island of Zante three years ago.

Thomas McLean, a former lorry driver, was convicted in his absence at a Greek court in June and sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Prosecutors sent the case to trial last year and said the  claimed to have had consensual sex with the girl until she suddenly attacked him.

They added her injuries were consistent with her account of the incident, not McLean’s.

The prosecutors said the Scot gave them a false story about how long he had known the girl.

In June this year, a trial was held in his absence in the city of Patras. The girl travelled to Greece to give evidence in person.

The court saw CCTV footage shot in the corridor of the apartments where the victim and McLean were staying, showing the victim returning to her flat at 8am.

McLean, 60, of Whitburn, West Lothian, is seen loitering outside the apartment before going in.

One witness later saw McLean bleeding profusely from a scratch on his cheek.

The witness said that when he asked McLean what had happened, he ignored him.

The court heard how the terrified victim, who is from the north of England, phoned her mother in the UK screaming: “I’ve been raped, I’ve been raped.”

While the victim travelled to Greece to give evidence in the case, McLean did not attend or send any kind of representation.

McLean has claimed he had no knowledge of the court proceedings in Greece.

Edited for Apokoronas News