The girl is said to have had a relationship with the 24-year-old suspect. The 14-year-old had stayed with the man “for a long time” beforehand, and over time it “tipped over”, said a spokeswoman for the Hildesheim public prosecutor. The man should be brought before the judge on Friday, until then he would be in police custody. He has not yet commented.
The girl is back home
After a hint from the mother from the Kassel area, the 24-year-old was the focus of the investigators, according to the police. During the search across the state borders of Hesse to Lower Saxony, the police found the slightly injured girl in front of an apartment in the Holzminden district of Altendorf on Thursday night. As reported by the NDR in Lower Saxony, it had to be treated by a doctor, but was able to leave the hospital and return home. The police found the 24-year-old in an apartment in the building and arrested him.
14-year-olds and 24-year-olds knew each other from Holzminden
As the police confirmed to the NDR in Lower Saxony, the family of the 14-year-old victim had lived in Holzminden a few years ago. Therefore, the girl and the young man would have known each other. The young person was not kidnapped, but came to Holzminden voluntarily. So far there is no evidence of a sexual motive. The forensic team was back in the apartment on Thursday afternoon.
Police: Suspect has files as thick as a phone book
The suspect was reportedly under the influence of drugs when he was arrested. A police spokeswoman told the NDR that he had a criminal record as thick as a telephone book. During the search of the apartment, investigators found various narcotics and objects that could have come from other crimes.