Police Show Face of Australian Tourist’s Rapist in Sketches
The North Kuta police have shown the face of an alleged rapist of an Australian tourist in a police-made sketch.
“We have shown the face of the alleged rapist in a sketch and the victim recognized him,” said North Kuta Police chief, Adjunct Commissioner Reinhard Habonaran Naing-golan in Kuta.
The rape incident took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Of the three police-made sketches, the second one is probably the closest to the perpetrator’s face.
The police are now investigating the case, pursuing the rapist of the Australian tourist named LKT (24).
He stated that the other suspects are expected to still remain in the tourist resort island, or most likely already fled Bali.
Earlier on Sunday, May 11, the police arrested a man who is suspected to be a thief in Damais villa where the victim stayed, in the area of Canggu, North Kuta.
But Reinhard was reluctant to say where the thief suspect was arrested.
“Obviously we have arrested the suspect and detained in Bali,” he said.
Based on information, the suspect admitted he did not rape the victim but only committed theft.
The Police ensured that the rape was carried out by one person, while the theft was done by more than one person.
Reinhard stated that they have been coordinating with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Bali to bring in the victim who is currently already in Perth, Australia.
Earlier on Saturday (27/4) around 01.00 pm, robbers entered villa Damais in the tourist area of Canggu, North Kuta, where LKT stayed. They did not only robbed the victim of her belonging but also raped her. The perpetrators were estimated to be more than one person.Filed under: Headlines