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May 30, 2013

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15-Year Old Mirto's Battle For Life - Off To US For Treatement

 One year later, the young 15-year old girl who was raped, and brutally attacked on the island of Paros last summer by an illegal immigrant, continues to give a battle for her life. The press hardly mentions her name, and the media is not making a fuss over her suffering anymore because it might offend some Brussels hotheads who continue to call Greeks racists. HellasFrappe has not forgotten about Mirto's sad story, and we will continue to report on her condition, even though there are many voices that want us to shut up and to forget!

The teenage girl, that was brutally assaulted last July by a 21-year-old illegal migrant from Pakistan, while she was on vacation on the Aegean island of Paros with her family, is finally going to be taken to a rehabilitation centre in the United States. The girl is currently treated in Athens' Evangelismos Hospital.

Following an order by Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos, National Organisation for Health Care (EOPYY) President Lefteris Papageorgopoulos approved the funds needed for the treatment of the young girl abroad and preparations are underway to be airlifted to the United States.

Mirto, who was 15 at the time of the attack, was sexually assaulted and was found seriously injured on July 23 at a beach on the popular island of Paros, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean.

The girl, her mother and her sister were staying at the home of friends for a brief vacation, and after an afternoon swim at the Chryssi Akti beach the mother lost sight of the girl and searched her out, eventually finding the teen unconscious and injured behind an outcropping of rocks. The girl bore several wounds to the head and face, while the lower part of her bathing suit was missing. Subsequent tests confirmed that she had been raped.

The girl was initially taken to the Paros Health Centre but due to the gravity of her injuries was transferred by helicopter to an Athens hospital where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries.

A 21-year-old Pakistani national illegally residing in Greece, who was illegally employed at a Paros hotel, confessed to the sexual assault and brutal attack of the girl. He was positively identified as the perpetrator through DNA testing. (AMNA)

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