It was an autumn day in 1995 that the then eight-year-old girl was cycling home from school in Billdal south of Gothenburg. Out of the bushes jumped a man who according to the indictment attacked her, hit her in the head and after having carried the girl to a grove of subjecting her to a brutal rape.
On Monday morning, there was a 58-year-old man entered in room 4 in the Gothenburg district court with a blanket over his head, dressed in although the committee green clothes. Nearly 25 years after the incident the accused and he by the vice-chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand of rough rape. It is possible by the amendment which came into force in polisdatalagen at the end of the year and that makes it possible to implement familjesökningar and compare it with the dna registry.
found in the registry after another a criminal investigation and when the police compared the dna in the semen that was found on the eight-year-old girl's shirt after the rape, one got hit. According to Thomas Ahlstrand, it was a virtually ”perfect match”.
the Police have been a race against the clock when it comes to the limitation period for the offence, which is 25 years. When the 58-year-old was called to topsning he disappeared, but was found in a friend's house in hawaii in February, and now he faces right, accused of rough rape.
Ahlstrand believe that the offender has shown particular brutality against a defenceless child, outlining in gruesome detail when he read aloud from the brottsbeskrivningen. He told me that the girl was being treated five days in the hospital after the attack with a fracture of the skull and severe injuries in the genital area.
binds the 58-year-old at the crime, but the investigation, which could be re-activated earlier this year, also shows that the man in the autumn of 1994 lived in the vicinity of the scene of the crime, although he was not registered there.
which has a 58-year-old said that he is suffering from bad memory after a fallolycka he had. During the beginning of the trial he sat quietly. Through his defense attorney, Thomas Håkansson, he denied the offence.
After the initial procedures explained judge Anna Witte that the negotiations would continue in the face of closed doors. A questioning of a dna expert later in the afternoon will be public.
in the trial, which, in turn, can be expected to be of great importance for similar cases.
Then, around familjesökning is expected to make it easier to solve serious crimes. The police has declared that it will concentrate on serious crimes like murder and överfallsvåldtäkter when searching for the perpetrators.
It is found in more than 360.000 persons in the dna-register. The number of unsolved murders in Sweden is over 600 and has increased sharply due to the recent years, many shootings in gängmiljö.