A BRITISH tourist was allegedly raped in the sea by a man she met online during her summer holiday in Greece.
The woman, 20, told cops an Albanian man raped her on Saturday after they went for a swim at Glystra beach, on the east coast of the island of Rhodes.
The pair had been texting through an app for two weeks before meeting in person.
The British tourist told cops she agreed to meet the 23-year-old on Saturday at noon, before taking a ride on his motorbike to Glystra beach.
After the first alleged crime, the woman said she asked the man to take her back to her hotel room in Kiotari.
At around 4pm, he allegedly attacked her and tried to rape her again in the room, according to Vradini newspaper.
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The woman reacted, pushed the man away and forced him to leave her room.
She then left the seaside resort and reported the crimes to Rhodes police.
Cops launched a manhunt for the Albanian man and he was found hours later.
He was then taken to the police station, where the victim identified the suspect.
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The man was arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape. He denies the charges.
A criminal trial has yet to be set.
If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
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