A three-year-old refugee has allegedly been raped at an asylum centre in Norway’s Stavanger, the country’s third largest city.
Local police is investigating reports that the boy, whose nationality has not been disclosed, was sexually abused in the common area of Forus Akuttinnkvartering centre.
‘We have no suspects yet,’ police superintendent Bjørn Kåre Dahl told local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad, as reported by The Local.
‘We are investigating the case as if the worst thing has happened and that we are talking about the rape of a child’.
Dahl did not rule out that there could be several perpetrators. ‘We will investigate further to find out what happened. If it is what we fear – a rape – then this is very serious. But we do not know for certain yet,’ he said.
The boy, who has been taken to the rape crisis clinic with his mother and then to the children’s ward at Stavanger University Hospital, has been questioned by authorities along with several other people.