A 62-year-old foreign national with an outstanding European arrest warrant for repeated counts of sexual abuse and rape of minors has been arrested and was led before a Patras prosecutor, police announced on Thursday.

The suspect was arrested intercepted and arrested by Pineios police department officers on the Patras-Pyrgos national highway near Gastouni, on the basis of an outstanding warrant issued by Swiss authorities.

After appearing before a Patras appeals court prosecutor, the suspect will be temporarily held in a Greek prison while procedures for his extradition are underway.