Romsås suspect checked against abuse cases in Europe

Police car, TysfjordPolice car. Photo Norway Today Media

The DNA profile of a 41-year-old who is charged with a serious assault on two little girls Romsås in Oslo 16 years ago, will be checked against the DNA databases across Europe.

The man has stated in interviews that he has worked as a truck driver, confirmed Chief Inspector Kari-Janne Lid, head of the section for sexual offenses in the Oslo police.
– We have information that he has moved around Scandinavia and Europe, she said to NTB.
The police will therefore make the man’s DNA profile available for police in all European countries.
– When the profile is compared with DNA databases in other countries. It will be sent out fairly quickly, but it all takes some time before it has run up against all the databases in Europe, said Lid.

The man is now being transferred to the prison for smuggling alcohol, and police therefore see no need to ask for a remand. The sentencing for the smuggling was done in Sweden in March, but will be served in Norway.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today