The 19-year-old Hungarian girl walked home from work in Szigetszentmiklós, next to Budapest. The man tried to rape her, but, thankfully, he could not. Therefore, he took her cell phone and left. The police started a manhunt against him.
According to police.hu, the 19-year-old girl was walking home from work on January 27. Suddenly a man stepped behind her and tried to speak with her. However, the girl refused to do so and quickened her steps since dusk had already fallen. Utilizing his physical strength, the man grabbed her shoulder and tossed her to a bushy area near the road where nobody could see them.
Afterwards, he pushed her to the ground with clear intentions.
He shut her mouth with one hand while he used his other hand to tear down her trousers and underwear.
However, the girl managed to cry for help several times. Police suspect that he did not stop because of the screams but because of a vehicle that passed them. He grabbed the girl’s phone and ran away.
The victim pulled herself together and tried to ask for help from the people driving past the scene. One car and two motorbikes left her, but a woman stopped and took the shivering, crying girl home. Afterwards, they called the police.
The officers started a manhunt against the attacker immediately. They searched the area and all the possible escape routes of the sexual predator. They had a personal description and information about him but
could not find anything for five days.
Finally, they got a call from a Budapest cell phone shop. The owner said somebody wanted to sell a cell phone similar to the girl’s stolen one. On February 1, a team arrived in the shop, where they caught a 19-year-old Romanian citizen. Later they found the girl’s cell phone under his pillow.
The Romanian citizen could read or write and was an auxiliary worker living in Budapest’s 21st district.
However, he did not admit the crime. He said that he met with a hooded bodybuilder in a nearby shop and bought the cell phone from him. He claimed that he did not hurt anybody.
Police took Lóránd K. into custody for committing sexual abuse and depredation. He will probably remain in pre-trial detention.
Here is a video of how police caught him: