None of the people interviewed as part of the pre-trial investigation witnessed the incident first hand. The 17-year-old man who remains in police custody has denied his alleged role in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Kempele on the evening of 23 November.
The public has engaged in a lively, largely disproportionate discussion about the incident on social media, according to police officers. “Police hope that people stay patient and conduct themselves appropriately in the conversation surrounding the case, and remind that you cannot write whatever you please even on social media,” the statement reads.
Jukka Perttu – HS
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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