A serial rapist popularly referred to as ‘the Beast of Kavos’ while escaping from Police after he raped a woman, has broken his back when he plunged 100ft into a ravine in Greece.
The man whose real name is Dimitris Aspiotis, 47, preyed on seven British holidaymakers, and fractured his leg, hip and spine and ruptured a kidney when he fell from a cliff in Lefkimmi last Friday.
He was arrested by officers following a three-hour operation to remove him in a stretcher from the secluded spot, the Sun reported.
Police on the Greek island had launched a manhunt for Aspiotis earlier this month after he was linked to the rape of an Albanian woman who claimed she was dragged into a forest and repeatedly raped at knifepoint.
Aspiotis was last night in hospital under police guard in Corfu Town and he faces an immediate return to prison after breaching his parole conditions.
The ‘Beast of Kavos’ was controversially granted early release from prison in August last year, having only served seven years of his 52-year sentence due to a law change.
A British victim of Aspiotis, Kayleigh Morgan, 32, waived her right to anonymity last year to raise awareness and to slam the Greek government’s decision to release him.
The British Airways stewardess from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, said in September:
‘I want to know why he’s out. I don’t believe he’s changed. A person like that can never change and now I’m in the face terrified he’ll do what he did to me again to more victims.
‘When I heard he was out I was in complete shock. I burst into tears and felt sick to my stomach and disgusted.’
Homeless Aspiotis was seized and sentenced to 52 years in prison for six counts of rape on six women, but was released back to the resort where he repeatedly pounced.