Man charged with rape and murder of nine-year-old girl

Police have charged a 25-year old man with the murder and rape of a nine-year old girl in Klášterec nad Ohří. The child failed to return home from school earlier this week and her body was found a day later roughly a kilometre from her home. Police have confirmed that the accused is related to the girls’ family. If convicted he would face 20 years in prison, or even a life sentence. The murder has shocked the town and the country; local residents have been laying flowers and stuffed toys and candles at the child’s school. A meeting between school administrators, police and town representatives led to security at local schools being heightened by police patrols.

Author: Ruth Fraňková