Czech national faces up to life sentence for rape in Britain

A 35-year-old Czech national who was arrested in London last December on suspicion of a series of rapes, faces between 15 years in prison to a life sentence in Great Britain, if found guilty. The news was released by Prague police spokesman Tomáš Hulan on Saturday. The Czech suspect has been charged with eight counts of rape. He was detained late last year as the result of successful cooperation between Prague police and their British counterparts. Czech police first investigated reports of two women who had returned to the Czech Republic from the UK and testified last autumn they had been repeatedly threatened with violence and raped by the suspect. Prague investigators, together with London’s Metropolitan Police, are continuing to gather evidence.

Author: Jan Velinger