Woman has reported a rape at reception center

PolicePolice.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

A 19 year old female asylum seeker has reported a rape by Hvalsmoen transit center in Hønefoss. The abuse allegedly took place two months ago.

19-year-old, who lived at the reception center, was found by the roadside outside the center by an employee on 14 September.

Two days later, she explained that she had been threatened by a man with a knife, was knocked down, had a bag pushed over her head, and was raped.

The case was then reported to the police. Now the police are asking the public for tips related to the case, reports the newspaper Ringerikes Blad.

Based on the woman’s description of the man, and because she said she had not seen him before, the police think that there was a resident at the reception center who was behind the rape.

The man was white, and spoke a mixture of English and Norwegian, according to the woman.

Asked why the police have kept the matter secret for two months, police superintendent Christian Berge said ‘so far we had no need to go public with the information’.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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