Disabled Rape Now Pregnant 2006-09-08Posted by clype in Intolerance.
Police investigating the rape of a severely disabled woman could be taking DNA samples of all men who have come into contact with her.
The Bolton woman, 20, who cannot communicate with carers or police, was made pregnant by the attack.
Her condition was only discovered after she became distressed. The victim had been looked after by family and had respite care at a Bury nursing home.
Police said the woman had profound physical and learning disabilities.
Detective Inspector Mr.Simon Collier said:
‘This process will take some time but we are determined to trace the person responsible for the terrible attack.
‘We have launched an investigation into this matter which will be extremely complex and needs to be handled sensitively.’
The Detective Inspector said the requests for DNA would be voluntary.
‘Any information would be of great assistance, but clearly in this case we are relying on the few people who legitimately know the identity of the victim and I accept it could be difficult to come forward,’ he said.
- ‘Disabled woman pregnant by rapist‘, BBC NEWS, 2006/09/08 14:07:11 GMT