What the 18-year-old from Thessaloniki who accused her 22-year-old partner of beating.
As the young lady describes, the last incident with her “bully” partner it happened on the afternoon of Monday, August 15, in the basement of the apartment building where he lives in the area of Perea. Then the 22 years old attacked her fiercely, hit her with kick to the head and then her dragged by the hair.
“Today around 20.30 while we were at pilaster of the building where we live, after one verbal episode that he himself created, attacked me by hitting me with his foot on my lips. Then, seizing my hair, he threw me to the ground, and continuing to hold it, dragged me, causing me to bruises and abrasions on back, right shoulder and arm“, says the 18-year-old.
As she then testifies, her partner, with whom she continues to maintains permanent relationship for the last year and a half and they have been living together for the past few months, throughout the episode he cursed obscenely and in particular he used to say phrases like “‘pal…a, c…oh ta p…a su, b…h'”. According to the 18-year-old, present at the incident were the 22-year-old’s mother and his son-in-law.
The young lady managed to call for help and a short time later she arrived at the scene Immediate Action patrol car where he arrested the perpetrator of the attack, who is charged with domestic assault and battery. It is noted that as the 18-year-old testified, “similar incidents have happened several times in the pastas well as on 15.11.2021 which I also reported”.
Despite the three beatings she allegedly received in recent months from her partner, the young lady she still maintains a bond with him and supports himwhich has caused intense concern in her family.
“I fear the worst, I don’t know what to do”
The case was scheduled to be tried today at the Three-member Criminal Court of Thessaloniki, however the young lady, who is the main witness, did not appear in court and she was fined 120 euros plus court costs, while the case was adjourned for the next few months.
In the courtroom neither did the 22-year-old and the only one who gave the “present” was the 18-year-old’s father, who stated that he is in a very difficult position and fears for the life of his daughter who insists on maintaining a relationship with the accused.
“My daughter has left home for the last six months and doesn’t live with me anymore. She only comes when he hits her. She went to the coroner alone. I fear the worst, I honestly don’t know what to do to protect my child,” said the 54-year-old father of the young girl.
As he said, his daughter has reported two more attacks which was accepted by the defendant when she was a minor, however she insists on maintaining a relationship with this particular man and when she came of age she chose to leave her home to live with him.
As stated in protothema.gr the 22-year-old’s lawyer, Othonas Papadopoulos“the victim’s family reacts strongly, but the complainant, having reached the age of 18, makes her own decisions about her life and has chosen to maintain her emotional bond with the accused”.
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