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The Foreigner Foreign rapist flees Norway. A suspected Iraqi serial rapist indicted for six sexual attacks in Norway is believed to be on the run from Norwegian police, reports say. “Five of the attacks happened in public places and created severe fear. We know who he is and want him to come back to Norway,” Oslo Police District lawyer, Kristin Rusdal, tells VG. Norway and Iraq have no extradition agreement, and police have involved Interpol in the matter.

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Foreign rapist flees Norway

Published on Monday, 21st November, 2011 at 09:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st November 2011 at 09:52.

A suspected Iraqi serial rapist indicted for six sexual attacks in Norway is believed to be on the run from Norwegian police, reports say.



“Five of the attacks happened in public places and created severe fear. We know who he is and want him to come back to Norway,” Oslo Police District lawyer, Kristin Rusdal, tells VG.

Norway and Iraq have no extradition agreement, and police have involved Interpol in the matter.

Oslo has experienced a wave of assault rapes lately. There have been twice the number of cases in the past year alone.

DNA test results also often take weeks to come back, and police surveillance capabilities have been found to be lacking.

Whilst the 33-year-old Iraqi national is indicted for what VG reports is being classified as assault rapes that occurred between 2007 and 2010, it is not clear whether the suspect is connected with any Oslo’s recent incidents.

Police only became suspicious the Iraqi could have been responsible for the offences after a fingerprint match from the scene of one of the crimes with his DNA profile.

Three of the cases from 2007 had been dropped, but are now reopened. None of six involved actual sexual intercourse, but they are being treated as such under Norwegian criminal legislation.

The man’s lawyer says her client “understands the charges but does not recognise his guilt. He wants to return [to give his account] but has not been given the necessary travel documents.”

According to VG, Iraqi authorities have not issued him with a passport, preventing the Norwegian embassy in Jordan issuing other papers.




Published on Monday, 21st November, 2011 at 09:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st November 2011 at 09:52.

This post has the following tags: oslorapes, serialassaultrapes.





  
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