Rapist attacked girls on Wednesdays in three different cities
The connection between crimes committed in Samara, Vladimir and St. Petersburg was traced due to forensic genetics.
The Central Board of the Investigative Committee in St. Petersburg united criminal investigations into episodes of rape in Samara, Vladimir and St. Petersburg. Forensic genetics showed that the same person committed all three attacks, Fontanka.ru reports.
The examination was conducted after the last episode. On the night of Wednesday, October 19, 2017, at the entrance of the house on Kosmonavtov Avenue, a man attacked a 21-year-old St.Petersburger. He hit her in the face and forced to climb a common balcony of the upper floor where he raped her.
The rapist used analogous schemes in Samara and Vladimir. It is noteworthy that he made all the attacks on Wednesdays: August 31, 2016 in Samara and September 28, 2016 in Vladimir.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Art. 131 of the Criminal Code (Rape) and Art. 132 of the Criminal Code (Violent Acts of Sexual Character). The second investigation department of the Central Board of the ICR united them into a single production. After the attack in St. Petersburg, the investigation had a video with the alleged criminals. It is also noted that often after the rape there is no material for examination, so the suspect could have committed many more attacks.