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Swede jailed for child rape 24 years ago in groundbreaking court case

The man raped the girl in this forest near Gothenburg over 24 years ago. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Published: 21.May.2019 14:29 hrs

A man has been jailed for attacking and raping an eight-year-old girl on her way home from school 24 years ago, after a law change in how police can use DNA linked him to the scene.

The girl had been cycling home from school when she was assaulted and raped by a man in a forest in Billdal, Gothenburg, in September 1995.

It was only earlier this year, 24 years after the crime took place, that the 58-year-old was detained on suspicion of the rape. This followed a so-called 'family search' in the police DNA register, linking him to DNA found on the girl's jumper at the time.

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