He has been charged assaulting the girl, who remains in a critical but stable condition.
The 19-year-old told the prosecutor he was sorry for his actions, after allegedly admitting that he had tried to steal the girl’s phone. The suspect, who had been working at a hotel on Paros, allegedly said he hit the girl’s head against some rocks and threw a heavy rock on top of her.
His transfer to Athens from Syros proved eventful as dozens of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) supporters had gathered at Piraeus port to greet the ferry carrying the police van in which the suspect was being transported.
A large group of protesters boarded the ferry as soon as it docked and moments later the police van was seen speeding from the vessel with at least one of its windows smashed.
The suspect had appeared before the prosecutor in Syros wearing a bullet-proof vest and ski mask.