Greek police have arrested a Pakistani man for allegedly raping a 16-year-old British teenager in the toilets of a bar in Crete.

The alleged attack happened just yards away from her parents who were unaware of the unfolding tragedy.

The distressing incident occurred on the night of May 8, 2024, while the 16-year-old tourist was enjoying an evening out with her parents at a bar in the popular tourist destination of Malia.

It was reported that the girl excused herself to go to the bathroom.

Inside the bathroom, she was allegedly attacked by an assailant who followed her inside.

Although the perpetrator swiftly fled the scene, Malian law enforcement officials managed to identify him by reviewing CCTV footage obtained from the bar.

The victim reported the harrowing experience later that same night, prompting authorities to take immediate action.

Police have since arrested and charged the man, a Pakistani national who has not yet been named.

The Pakistani man denied the attack and claimed the girl followed him into the toilet after they met at the bar.

When inside the restroom, he said the incident was “limited to erotic situations.”

The shocking case comes just weeks after police in Majorca arrested an Italian man on suspicion of raping a British woman on a beach near Magaluf.

The 20-year-old was held after the victim complained he had forced himself on her after a night out in Palmanova which borders the famous party resort.

According to sources close to the investigation, the alleged victim is a holidaymaker.

Those sources confirmed the alleged rape had occurred in the early hours of April 11 but the arrest did not take place until three days later after detectives took statements from a witness and viewed CCTV footage.

A spokesman for the Civil Guard in Majorca said:

“The Civil Guard in Calvia has arrested an Italian man aged 20 as the suspected author of a crime of sexual assault on a woman.

“The alleged victim and suspect coincided in a late-night bar in Palmanova.”

“When the bar closed, the suspect allegedly took advantage of the woman’s state of disorientation because of the amount of alcohol she had drunk, to take her to the beach and rape her.

“Officers began an investigation and managed to identify and locate the alleged offender.”

An investigating magistrate released The unnamed Italian on bail following a subsequent court appearance.

The criminal probe is ongoing.