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Escaped rapist found with woman and children

The Local · 26 Aug 2012, 17:56

Published: 26 Aug 2012 17:56 GMT+02:00

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The 36-year-old man, convicted of rape, grievous bodily harm and blackmail, was due to serve another 12 years in Burg prison, Saxony Anhalt, but escaped on August 14 while visiting his six-year-old son.

He left the door of the boy's mother's flat locked behind him when he made his move, leaving the two prison officers accompanying him unable to give chase straight away.

They will now be disciplined because several women and their children were present at the flat in Aschersleben in the Harz region while the prisoner was there seeing his son.

The man was captured again on Friday in Berlin - and a friend who had helped him escape by giving him a car to use, was also arrested.

He was found in the Marzahn area of the capital at the woman's flat. She had no idea of the man's past, nor that he was on the run when he showed up at her door, said Detlef Golz, head of the police squad in the case.

The 15-strong special commando team which had followed the man to her home had to wait outside rather than raiding it, due to the children being inside.

When he left and drove off in the car, they realised he had dyed his hair in an attempt to disguise himself. The police overpowered him in a car park.

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"I didn’t think you'd find me so quickly," he told the officers, and offered no resistance said Golz.

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Your comments about this article

10:47 August 27, 2012 by Floriansamsel
Surprise, surprise!

Why is such a person allowed to leave the prison and see someone outside?
12:08 August 27, 2012 by zeddriver
How about the son goes to see him. Or better yet. His custody of this child should be nullified. The child will be 18 when the father gets out. At that time the child can decide if a relationship should be pursued.
15:49 August 27, 2012 by raandy
Home visits should only be for no violent criminals, this person is a risk to society.

Anything criminal that this person commits while on an out of institution visit should make the State liable.

Strange system, lock this person up in a secure facility to keep him away from society and then let him out with a couple of turn keys for a home visit.
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