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Teen held over knifepoint rape 08.11.07

AN 18-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with the knifepoint rape of an American student in Derry's Bogside.
The victim, who is in her late teens, was threatened when she left the Bogside Inn on Saturday night. She was forced into a nearby car park where the rape took place.
The teen, who has since returned to the States, was left with minor injuries and was badly traumatised by her ordeal.
A PSNI spokesperson said the arrested teenager was "assisting officers with their inquiries".
Meanwhile, more than 150 people attended a vigil for the victim yesterday evening. People left candles at the Free Derry Corner memorial to express their outrage and to send a message of sympathy to the traumatised young woman, who was a student in Dublin.
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