24 year old rape case solved in Sweden
A change in the law this year made it possible for police to search in their DNA-bank for possible family members of suspects.
Last week, a 58-year-old man was arrested, suspected of a brutal rape of an 8-year-old girl in Billdal, south of Gothenburg, in 1995.
The arrest happened after police used DNA from the 24-year-old crime scene to search for relatives of the suspect, something they have not been allowed to do before the law was changed.
Out of a list of just over 30 people with similar DNA in the police register from previous criminal investigations, the police quickly shifted their focus to a 58-year-old man, who did not turn up when they asked him to come in to give a DNA sample.
The man denies any wrongdoing.
One year before the case would have been statute-barred (if thats the correct word?).