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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.
'We also had crime technicians on the site. Material was sent to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health for analysis. There, they will look for DNA among other things,' he said.
'We had many people at work, both sanitation workers and security guards, but nobody saw anything. But we immediately took the case to the police, as is the routine, and they came out. We have had a good dialogue with them throughout,' he said.
The Forus centre hosts some 800 asylum-seekers.
A spokesman for the centre said they received a phone call about the incident but they did not see or hear anything.
The alleged incident took place after Norway announced it was offering non-European asylum-seekers classes in Western sexual norms, in an attempt to prevent violence against...
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