The rape is said to have taken place on Tuesday, in a residence in Reso (in Finnish: Turku), a town of about 24,000 residents a few kilometers Northwest of Turku.
The suspected rapist was arrested and detained on Wednesday. Finnish police have not published the man’s nationality, but merely stated that a 19-year-old asylum seeker was arrested who has been in Finland for about a year. Helsinki newspaper Helsingin Sanomat writes, however, that he needed a Somali interpreter at hearings.
The two rapes have brought strong emotions among Finns in General, and among the local people in the affected areas in particular. Reso’s Mayor Ari Korhonen urge the public to show calm.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested as a suspect in the felony sexual exploitation of children and of rape.
According to police the rape took place last Tuesday in a private residence in Raisio. The victim is a 14-year-old girl.
The man was taken into custody the following day. He came about a year ago to Finland as an asylum seeker.
Police are continuing investigations, but gives no more information in the case.
This is the third case of rape on a 14-year-old who received attention this week.