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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 8:00
CID probe in search of three Sri Lankans alleged to have been connected to a rape charge in Korea 19 years ago
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The Criminal Investigation Department has commenced investigations into arresting three Sri Lankans in connection to the gang rape of an 18 year old girl in Korea, that took place 19 years ago.

In 1998 the 18 year old Korean national from Thegu was reported to have died in a car accident .

an investigation launched into the incident by Korean police and officials revealed that the victims undergarments were discovered in a different location and traces of sperm was found on the undergarments.

Though DNA tests were conducted at the time, it was not possible to identitffy who the perpetrators were.

Meanwhile 12 years later, in 2010, a Sri Lankan who was in Korea on work visa was found guilty of offering an underage girl money in exchange for sex.

It has been revealed that Korean officials had obtained a DNA sample from the offender and the evidence had been stored.

In 2011 the DNA sample that was unidentified had been compared with the recently discovered DNA sample , and it was found to be a match with the DNA model developed back in 1998.

Following this revelation the victims father, had requested that a case agains thte sri lankan national be taken up in Thegu courts, but because of the time lapsed since the case was first filed, exceeding 10 years, the courts had rejected the case.

Meanwhile Two other Sri Lankans connected to the incident arrived back in the island over that same time frame.

Following the persuasion of the victims father, the Korean government informed the Sri Lankan government regarding the facts, on a diplomatic basis on the 28th of August 2017.

A Korean delegation arrived in the country on 30th May this year and discussions were held between the Attorney General, the justice ministry and senior officials of the CID.

Following the discussion the CID visited Korea on the directive of the Attorney General and conducted an inspection of the location and obtained statements regarding the matter.
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