DNA evidence 'linked Palestinian to parking lot rape scene'

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May 16, 2012 17:11

 
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DNA evidence has linked the 21-year-old Palestinian suspected of subjecting a young couple to a prolonged rape and sexual assault to the scene of the crime, senior law enforcement sources confirmed on Wednesday.

The development came as police were set to hold a line-up to see if the 17-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend, who were held at knifepoint for 3 hours at a bathroom at the Gan Ha-Ir parking lot during the rape, could pick out the suspect.

The suspect has denied raping the girl and forcing the couple to carry out sexual acts on one another, admitting only to stealing their cell phones. He has also denied being in possession of a knife.

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court extended his custody by nine days on Tuesday.

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