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Suspect in Kempele rape remanded in custody

A closed-door hearing by Oulu District Court Thursday afternoon remanded a 17 year-old male in custody on suspicion of the rape of a 14 year-old girl in Kempele near Oulu on Monday.

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Charges have not yet been brought against the youth in detention. Image: Timo Sipola / Yle

The suspect is being held on suspicion of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. He is described as a foreign national..

Police said Wednesday that preliminary investigations revealed that a second person detained for questioning was not involved in the incident and was released.

The deadline for filing charges in the case is next February.

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