"The victim - now 86 years old - cannot come from the USA as a witness. Instead, a BKA investigator reported on the two-day interrogation of the old woman in the United States.Holly Goodhead
Lets see the evidence first.
I've never heard of a rape trial where the victim wasn't pivotal to the prosecution case.
He experienced her as mentally active, but years later still emotionally charged. "After that, she couldn't sleep, couldn't turn off the light at night and was scared." The traumatic experience changed her life. After the crime, she returned to the United States.
She did not recognize the perpetrator. Only noticed that he was muscular and spoke poor Portuguese. As she described to the investigators, the man had masked himself. He is also said to have carried a saber about 30 centimeters long.
The injured party remembered a long and systematic approach by the offender, the investigator said in court. After he pushed her into the bedroom, he gagged her, handcuffed her and blindfolded her. The man must have had a rope to tie and the blindfold with him, she speculated. Both utensils would not have come from her household.
After the physical and sexual abuse of his victim, the perpetrator is said to have demanded money. She went into the kitchen with him and gave him between 80 and 100 euros from her wallet. Then he led her to the bathroom and ordered her to remain quiet for ten minutes.
After a few minutes she went to her office to call a neighbor and the police. There she noticed that the perpetrator had also stolen her computer."
Interrogated for 2 days and the details given sounds pivotal to me!