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DNA of male students, staff in French school to be tested to find rapist of schoolgirl, 16

Published on Apr 13, 2014 9:09 PM
 

LA ROCHELLE, France (AFP) - More than 500 male students and staff at a French school will undergo DNA tests from Monday in a bid to discover who raped a 16-year-old girl in a dark school toilet.

The tests, a first in a French school, will end on Wednesday and target 475 high school students, 31 teachers and 21 others present on the premises on September 30 when the rape happened.

The schoolgirl was assaulted in the private Catholic Fenelon-Notre-Dame high school in the south-western Atlantic port city of La Rochelle.

The attack took place after the light from an automatic time switch went off and she therefore could not give the physical details of her attacker.

 
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