Man arrested and charged for a rape case in Lommedalen

Norway's lawsNorway's laws.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

A 40 years old Pole man has been charged after an elderly woman was assaulted and raped in Lommedalen in Bærum in early October. The man was arrested on the basis of DNA results.

He was prepared on Wednesday for Asker and Bærum District Court, where he was remanded in custody for four weeks.

40 years old man is not previously registered with criminal offense in Norway. He has lived and worked in Norway for two to three years, police said.

Assault rape happened Sunday, October 2nd. Police asked for tips, but there are technical studies that have led to breakthroughs in the case.

Police Attorney Iselinn Håvarstein informs news agency NTB that the police have been working to gather evidence, in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health, NCIS and finally Interpol.

– Then we got a DNA profile that we encounter in Norwegian registries, we went forward and applied in other countries, says Håvarstein.

Thus, the police got hits on DNA which had been secured by the police in another European country.

– These tracks will not happen by itself, we have gone the extra rounds, and it takes time, said police prosecutor.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today