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Prosecutors file rape charges against weatherman Kachelmann

DDP/DPA/The Local · 19 May 2010, 11:38

Published: 19 May 2010 11:38 GMT+02:00

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The Swiss-born 51-year-old is suspected of raping his long-time girlfriend at knifepoint in their Schwetzing apartment in February when she tried to end their relationship, public prosecutor Andreas Grossmann said.

Kachelmann allegedly threatened to kill the woman, who sustained injuries to her throat where he pressed the knife.

The weather man and founder of Meteomedia weather service has been held since March 20 when he was arrested at the Frankfurt airport upon returning from work at the Vancouver Olympics.

He maintains his innocence.

Meanwhile prosecutors in the state of Baden-Württemberg have reportedly based their case on the alleged victim’s testimony, forensic and medical evidence.

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Kachelmann will remain in police custody until June 1, when authorities will review the situation.

DDP/DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

12:37 May 19, 2010 by William Thirteen
outlook cloudy at best!
23:18 May 19, 2010 by pepsionice
Do a drug test on the dope. I'll bet something besides grass shows up in his system.
01:59 May 20, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Charlie Sheen does it and gets a 2-year CBS contract renewal at $1 million plus per episode on his insipid sitcom. This guy gets a perp walk. I guess he wasn't that much of a tv star.
01:10 May 23, 2010 by SurfSkiWeatherMan
Kachelmann is a Gentleman.. do not always believe accusations. Let us hear his side, and see the judgement first.
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