Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A mum has spoken of her pain nine years after her daughter was raped and stoned by a stranger when she was just 15, leaving her bed-bound and unable to communicate.
Myrto was on holiday on the Greek island of Paros when 24-year-old Pakistani man Ahmet Wakas raped her after she wandered a short distance from her family in July 2012.
He then tried to kill her by hitting her head on the seafront rocks before repeatedly throwing a stone at her head. She was found half-naked and unconscious shortly afterwards.
Despite doctors’ best efforts, Myrto suffered aphasia due to severe injuries to her head and lungs. She remains unable to comprehend or formulate language to this day.
Nine years after the shocking crime, her mother, Mary Kotrotsou, took to Facebook to vent her sadness and anger over the event.
The lengthy post she published on 21st July has since garnered over 5,000 reactions and opens with the poignant line: “Nine years have passed since the day I saw you walking for the last time.”
Mary revealed her daughter was bed-bound and could only move around in a wheelchair. She said she underwent several operations and treatments and suffered constant pain.
She wrote in her post: “I’m waiting for the state to take responsibility for what happened to you because it was not an accident, it was not a car accident.
“It was a murderous act by someone who entered your homeland without anyone controlling him.”
Wakas had been working in Paros at the time and fled the scene after committing the crime. Cops arrested him in an Athens suburb shortly afterwards.
A court sentenced him to life imprisonment plus 25 years for aggravated attempted murder, rape and robbery in 2017.
Mary added in her post: “As long as I live I will fight for you.”