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Wanted man arrested on rape charges

Paphos man wanted by police for rape detained on two rape allegations brought by ex girlfriend

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Cops arrested a 24-year-old Paphos man who is accused of raping his ex girlfriend while he was wanted by police for allegedly committing the exact same crime a week earlier.

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According to police, the suspect was detained on Wednesday evening on an arrest warrant in connection with rape-related charges.

The suspect, described as a Greek Cypriot male from Episkopi, has been accused by his ex-girlfriend that he kidnapped and raped her on April 24 in Paphos. While police were looking for him, the woman reportedly accused the suspect in a new complaint that he raped her again between 6 and 10 May, according to police.

On Thursday, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said an arrest warrant was officially issued on May 10 for the suspect's arrest. 

According to Kathimerini Cyprus, police are handling the case with discretion as possible domestic violence is also being investigated.

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