Sicko Man: High rolling Expatriate British paedophile jailed for sex abuse of young girls in the Greek islands

Douglas Barr, 56, kept kids prisoner in basement of his Greek villa before anonymous letter  tipped off Greek authorities in 2014
Gun loving Barr lived a life of luxury in Crete funded by tax payers
20-year sentence for sexual and violent crimes against children

Douglas Barr
High life of perversion on tax payer funding

A BRITISH man has been jailed for nearly 20 years for a horrific catalogue of abuse carried out on Crete – bankrolled by British benefits.
Married 56-year-old Douglas Barr received the sentence, which could see him die behind bars, for sexual and violent crimes he committed against children while living in luxury on the Greek holiday island.
His trial heard how he abused the children, torturing them and keeping them prisoner in a basement. Questions are now being asked about whether the authorities in Britain were aware of Barr’s predilection for children before he moved to the tourist resort Tavronitis in 2007. The court was told that in a string of child abuse dating backs everal years,  Barr shaved his victims’ hair and eyebrows and locked them in a dark basement at his home.
Specific sexual abuse allegations were made concerning two girls. They both told a high-profile Greek trial that Barr raped them.

douglasbarr-_2835991aDouglas Barr
Barr will probably die in Greek’s most notorious prison

Dundee-born Barr was arrested in January last year following a dispute over a car crash he was involved in with a neighbour. While awaiting trial behind bars over the incident, two of Barr’s victims approached Greek locals with allegations about sexual abuse they claimed they had suffered at his hands. They, in turn, alerted the Greek and British authorities and a massive international investigation was launched.
It involved, among others, council officials in Leeds, where the Barrs had previously lived.
Officials at Leeds City Council insisted that they had no concerns about Barr prior to him emigrating.
Barr’s younger brother, Jack, 53 from Leeds, said: “I have not been out there for a long time, so I’ve nothing to say about it: “As I’m sure you can understand, it is not the best time for me and my family.”
Court papers revealed UK state he had been receiving up to £4,500 a month in British state benefits. One local who counted him as a friend, said: “It makes me very angry as a Brit to think he was mooching off taxpayers, living a more thacomfortable life here while committing these crimes.”
Barr’s trial heard crucial evidence from two neighbours who were separately approached by victims who confessed to them they had been sexually abused in the attacker’s lair.
Florist Danai Dagunakis, 28, was confronted by Barr after he drove drunk into her parked car.

douglasbarr-_2835992aBarr claimed he didn’t have to work because he had a rugby pension and a business in Leeds, UK
4-5-pic-900x540Douglas Barr emigrated to Crete 10 years ago

When she complained about the crash, Barr returned to the scene brandishing a gun, threatening Danai and her friends.
She “called the police over the car crash”, but the episode was witnessed by one of Barr’s victims.
Having seen Danai stand up to the bully, the victim approached the florist at the shop she runs with her family. The victim then made harrowing claims about horrific sexual abuse she suffered at his hands.
“It was all very nasty stuff,” Danai’s uncle Vasilis added.
Danai and her husband, who chose not to be named, said: “When we first met Barr we thought he was a real gentleman but he slowly changed into a monster.”
Speaking in court, lawyer Notis Fyllakis described Barr as the definition of barbarity.
He said: “The behaviour of the perpetrator shows him not just to be ethically spineless but to be the literal definition of barbarity.
“The psychological and physical violence against these children paints a picture of a villain which not even Charles Dickens could have imagined.
“I do not believe that this terrible series of events will be resolved easily.
“It is being investigated by many different levels already.”33bce2c600000578-0-image-m-51_1462197704960
In Crete Barr quickly integrated into the tight-knit expatriate community, including retired builder and father-of-two Martin Wilson, 56, from London. He previously thought of Barr as his best friend but said “Dougie was a funny one”.
“He would be your best friend for a year then you wouldn’t hear from him for a bit,” he added.
He was always up for fun and didn’t work. A rugby pension and successful pub business in Leeds meant he didn’t need to, so he said. But it was all lies.” Martin was so close to Barr that, following his arrest, he offered to pay for a lawyer. He also contacted Leeds Rhinos to tell the club a former player had been arrested in the belief they could intervene and help.
But when the club told him a Douglas Barr had never played for them Martin realised he had been duped.
Following his conviction, Barr was led away in handcuffs and taken to Greece’s most notorious jail, the  infamous Grevena jail, where he will serve his sentence  among fellow sex offenders, people traffickers and drug dealers. The prison hasbeen in the spotlight in recent years for chronic overcrowding, food shortages and brutal prisoner beatings.

agios-nikoalaoPhoto: Agios Nikolaos
Holiday haven,  Isle of Crete

A spokeswoman for Leeds City Council said its staff had been liaising closely with the Greek authorities “over these very serious crimes”. An “anonymous letter” tipped us off  in  2014 about the abuse incident.  “this was passed on to the Greek authorities with a request to investigate the concerns raised”.  ”

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