In a sexual assault case involving a minor that took place on March 19 in the northern Armenian town of Alaverdi, one person has been arrested and another is being sought by law enforcement.
Tumanyan municipal police have arrested Alaverdi resident Aramo Avetyan on charges of committing a violent sexual assault against a minor. In this case, the victim was a 17 year-old girl from the Lori village of Akori.
Police told Hetq that they have identified Avetyan’s accomplice and are now searching for him. The second attacker is said not to be a citizen of Armenia.
Tumanyan Investigative Division Chief Rudolph Stepanyan said that 20 year-old Avetyan had once been found guilty of assaulting someone with a knife and causing serious injury. He never served any jail time.
Chief Stepanyan assumes that it was because Avetyan was a minor at the time.
The police investigator told Hetq that a medical forensic examination has revealed that rape wasn’t committed against the girl.