"About a year, had he been free."
"In 24 years is believed to family man, to have eluded the police."
"But now could his dark secret be revealed."
"In the day demanded the 58-year-old man in custody, suspected of attacking and raping an eight year old girl in Gothenburg in 1995."
"About a year, it had been too late."
"The 8-year-old girl was on her way home from school on his red bike."
"the Clock was around half past two in the afternoon and it was gråruggigt out."
"It is the september 14, 1995."
"Suddenly gets a man in jeans and leather jacket out from the bushes and stands right in the bicycle path."
"the Girl first think that she had been on him and ask for forgive."
"But he wears the tag in the handlebars and drags both her and the bike in the bushes.nHon shout for help and then he threatens to kill her."
"With one hand he holds for her mouth. With the other hand fist hit her in the head. So hard that a helmet breaks."
"Then he pulls her up and runs further into the woods with her."
"Where torturing her, takes a stranglehold on her and rape her."
"The little girl is convinced that she'll die."
"Although it hurts terribly, she tries to play dead to get the man to stop beating and hurt her."
"Suddenly ceases beaten – and he's gone."
"An employee of the school looks a few moments later from his car, the girl standing at a bus stop, bloody and only wearing a torn t-shirt."
"She only wants to home to mother."
"But that same afternoon, captured her and operated."
"Her skull is cracked and her lower abdomen broken."
"Declared a reward of 50 000 sek"
"The blatant rape of the 8-year-old girl in Northampton in Gothenburg attracted both considerable attention, disgust and horror."
"the Day after followed all of the parents in Billdal their children to school."
"An intense police chase began."
"the Girl's parents announced a reward of 50,000 crowns to the one who came up with tips that lead to the rapist was arrested."
"They put up signs with våldtäktsmannens picture in the city and handing out flyers in all the mailboxes in and around Northampton."
"Four years after the brutal rape went to the girl's parents out in the Aftonbladet newspaper in the hope of getting into tips that could lead to the offender was arrested."
"But the man remained unknown."
"the Police had secured his dna, but was no match in its registry."
"Neither he nor his dna was registered."
"He disappeared into the shadows that day – and have not since appeared in any similar context."
"Living as an ordinary family man"
"He was off the police radar, and lived, as it seems, as a normal family man. Much like Hagamannen in Umeå."
"a Few years earlier, had now suspected the 58-year-old met the woman who would become his second wife."
"They lived not together, but met on a regular basis."
"In the day when she shocked be reached by the news that henens ex-husband arrested, suspected of raping the little girl – she can't remember anything in particular from that time."
"But yes, he had a leather jacket, or rather a jacket in fake leather, which looked like real leather."
"They had several children together – already had the children in different places."
"In the mid-2000s, they divorced and shared custody of the children."
"a year after the divorce, was arrested and arrested the man for having assaulted his own son."
"A day in the school revealed the son to his dad beat him and that he did not want to go there."
"With the police was the boy's history."
"In videoförhör he told me how his dad had pressed his head under the water in the tub and several times sat down on his body and head. He pulled him by the hair and the ear."
"the Man was convicted of aggravated fridskränkning to probation and community service. In the court of appeal it was decided later that he would pay 50 000 sek in damages to his son."
"never Left the dna sample."
"What the police have not suspected, nor had reason to ana – was that the boy's father could have been guilty of even worse crimes."
"No dna test needed, he never leave in connection with this crime."
"The only thing that existed for him in the police records at this time was the one speeding."
"the Years go by, and any suspected perpetrator of the rough to the rape of the girl in Billdal is not found."
"in 2009, police Cold cases-group case on his table."
"Over the years, 350 men topsats in the pursuit of the offender."
"– It now suspects have not at all been included in the picture, " says Anders Eriksson, head of the Cold case group in the investigation unit in the Western region."
"change in law changed all"
"Next year, when it has been 15 years since the girl turned 18, would the case be time-barred."
"Then would the rapist go free."
"And his secret to be preserved with him."
"But an amendment changed everything."
"On 1 January in the year was changed polisdatalagen, when it comes to dna analysis."
"Now, the police make the so-called familjesökningar in the case of serious crimes, such as murder or or överfallsvåldtäkter."
"It means that an unknown gärningsmans dna can be matched against the usual polisregistren of suspects and sentenced persons, but instead to search only for the exact match, you can search for relatives, whose dna is in the police records."
"Parents and children have relatively the same dna, whereas siblings can have very, very different."
"on the Basis of the hit you get you can make into a family or extended family – and eventually a perpetrator."
"One of the first cases that were submitted to the National Forensiskt Centre, NFC, after amendment, at the end of the year was the 24-year-old dna sample from the överfallsvåldtäkten on the 8-year-old girl."
"never Showed up with the police."
"On 4 January sent the Cold case group in the West in the sample."
"When the answer came that they got hit they understood that they were on the way to a breakthrough – after 24 years."
"– It is either a sibling or parent or child. So closely related have to be, " says Anders Eriksson."
"When they got the notice from the NFC that they had a match they went through what the relatives of the man scored a hit on the that could be the offending the offender."
"Cold case, the group decided to topsa, the 58-year-old man who was on the list."
"the Man was called to the police to leave his dna, but never showed up."
" We sent over the police but then was not the man on the spot. He made himself unavailable all in about a week's time, " says Anders Eriksson."
"on Monday, February 25, detained the man in his absence."
"When he was reasonably suspected we could start reconnaissance on him and it led to that we encountered him at an address and could arrest him," says Anders Eriksson."
"the 58-year-old was arrested undramatic in the hall in a villa. He topsades and his dna was sent to the National Forensiskt Centre, NFC."
"On Friday, one got the answers you were hoping for: 58-see her bold fashion dna was the same as found on the 8-year-old girl in 1995."
"Now is the 58-year-old man requested in custody, suspected of raping the little girl 24 years ago."
"Häktningsförhandlingarna will be held behind closed doors on Saturday morning."
"– It is a great success that we've finally managed to find him. So many years of dedication and work lies behind this. It feels very good that now we have come this far, " says deputy chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand."
"Anders Eriksson in Cold cases-the group has not personally been in contact with the affected girl, who today is an adult woman."
"But a colleague to him, has told her that the offender has now finally seems to have found."
"She must have shivered when she got the news that there was a dna hit on a suspect," says Anders Eriksson."