Investigative Committee: The rapist was arrested in the south of Russia after 9 years since he had attacked a girl
Penza, 16 October 2017. PenzaNews. The resident of Penza, who according to the investigation had raped a 16-year-old girl in 2008, was arrested in Novorossiysk, where he was working. This was reported by Tatyana Makhnitskaya, senior assistant of the head of the regional investigative department for media relations under the Investigative Committee of Russia.
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She added that the man had been taken to Penza for investigative activities; the criminal case that had been suspended in 2009 was recommenced.
"According to the investigation, on November 2, 2008, in the evening the minor girl being in the territory of the Oktyabrsky area of Penza was going home. On the way, she met two men, one of whom – born 1988 – openly stole her mobile phone and then, threatening her, perpetrated sexual violence and rape. The second man after that openly stole girl’s gold jewellery and fled from the scene of the crime. The criminal, born 1988, accompanied the victim to her home. When the girl saw her father, she said that to the criminal. As a result, the offender got scared and immediately escaped," the interlocutor explained.
According to Tatyana Makhnitskaya, it was the fingerprint the criminal had left on the condom package, which had been confiscated at the scene of the crime, that helped to track down the offender.
"In autumn 2017, the expert body received another request to check a fingerprint left on the scene of a crime using the database AFIS-Papilon. As a result, it was established that the fingerprint belonged to the resident of Penza," she said.
The representative of the investigative department emphasized that the detained had made a confession and had been identified by the victim.
"The level of pre-restriction assigned to him by the court was detention," Tatyana Makhnitskaya reported adding that an accusation against him had been brought.
She noted that the identity of the second criminal was being established by workers of the internal affairs bodies.