Cyprus Serial Killer Accused of Raping Foreigner, Filming It on Cellphone

The 35-year-old army captain who has confessed to killing 7 foreign women and girls is charged with raping a foreigner he had photographed as a model

The serial killer, army officer Nicos Metaxas, posing for a selfie image
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NICOSIA — A Cyprus police investigator says a man who has confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls on the island is being investigated on additional charges of raping a foreign woman he had photographed as a model.

Criminal Investigation Department Chief Neophytos Shailos told a Nicosia court Sunday that the suspect had raped the woman in his car on the outskirts of Nicosia in early 2017 when he picked her up to supposedly give her the photographs.

Shailos said the 35-year-old army captain had videoed the rape on his cellphone.

Two girls hold placards during a public vigil in memory of the victims of a suspected serial killer, outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, April 26, 2019.
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The woman, a 19-year-old foreign citizen, had called the suspect's wife at the time and told her what had happened.

The court extended the suspect's detention for another eight days.