S. Korean child rapist behind bars

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A South Korean man suspected of raping a seven-year-old Vietnamese girl in Seoul last month has been arrested after 20 days on the run, Yonhap News quoted local police as saying.


The 26-year-old suspect, identified only by his last name, Yang, was nabbed by police Thursday night at a hospital on the resort island of Jeju.

He had come to the hospital seeking treatment for a cut on his arm caused by a razor, Dongdaemun police said.

Police put Yang on the wanted list with a five-million-won (US$4,150) reward offered for allegedly raping a Vietnamese child on June 28.


Investigations showed that he found the girl playing alone in the street in Jangan, Seoul, at around 12.30 p.m. before taking her to her apartment where he raped her, newswire Joogang Daily reported.


He fled the scene with some $200 worth of gold rings and 10,000 won ($8.23) in cash, it said.


The girl lives with her parents who came to South Korea five years ago and are expected to acquire Korean citizenship this September, according to the news source.

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