The alleged killer of an 11-year-old girl will testify on Friday

The testimony of a 37-year-old convicted child molester who faces murder and rape charges after allegedly confessing to killing an 11-year-old girl in Ilia in the western Peloponnese has been postponed until Friday.

According to sources, the perpetrator was charged with intentional murder, attempted rape of a minor, kidnapping of a minor and illegal use and possession of weapons.

The prosecutor and the investigating judge conducted the indictment and investigation at the Ilias police station for security reasons.

The defendant, who was attacked earlier Tuesday during a court hearing, was not represented by a lawyer and will therefore be assigned a public defender.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2020 by a court on the Ionian island of Zakynthos for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2017. He appealed and was released pending a new verdict. The President of the Supreme Court, Ioanna Klapa, ordered the initiation of disciplinary proceedings regarding the decision to dismiss.