Man arrested for rape after 20 years

Update: March, 08/2018 - 17:25
Nguyễn Thanh Hải was arrested for rape on Wednesday after nearly 20 years on the run. – VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Hoàng
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH – Police in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, in co-ordination with Hải Dương Province, arrested a man for rape, after nearly 20 years on the run.  

Nguyễn Văn Hải, 37, from Hải Dương Province’s Chí Linh Township, was wanted after he raped a 4-year-old girl in 1999 and then escaped.

When he was in hiding, Hải used the identity card of his friend Phạm Văn Thương.

In 2011, taking advantage of the loopholes in paperwork management of the authorities, Hải made a new passport and fled to Russia.

He returned home in early 2015 and lived with a woman in Hải Dương Province’s Thanh Miện District.

However, due to his difficult economic situation, he went to Quảng Yên town in Quảng Ninh Province to work as an onboard mechanic.

After a long period of investigation, police arrested Hải on Wednesday while he was working on board a cruise ship, putting an end to his hiding of nearly 20 years. – VNS