Former Victorian government minister, Theo Theophanous is claiming a court victory over the woman who accused him of rape, according to the Herald Sun newspaper.
My whole purpose in this is not to seek revenge. What I’m about is justice, because an enormous crime was committed against me and my family.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court dismissed the case against Mr Theophanous last year, after finding the complainant lacked credibility.
The Melbourne woman who accused the former Labor minister of rape later moved to Greece with her family.
Mr Theophanous applied to the district attorney in Athens to pursue the case.
Mr Theophanous and his wife travelled to Greece to give testimony, however the woman did not appear in court, as it is not compulsory for the accused to appear.
In an ABC news report Mr Theophanous said the woman was found guilty of criminal defamation and a two-year jail sentence has been imposed.
“That sentence is probably unlikely to be carried out. There was an immediate appeal launched. That will probably be heard a little later,” he said.
“My whole purpose in this is not to seek revenge. What I’m about is justice, because an enormous crime was committed against me and my family.”