S, Korean police narrow search for rape suspect
SEOUL — South Korean police have narrowed their focus in an alleged rape to South Korean men connected with the U.S. military in Daegu.
Daegu Nambu Police Station detective Lee Doo-ho said the man who they believe raped a female military officer during an attack in her off-base apartment on July 7 is reported to speak nearly fluent English.
Because of that, Lee said, investigators are focusing on current or former Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army, South Korean men who work on a U.S. base and shop workers near the bases.
The 5-foot 5-inch suspect wore a mask and hat during the attack, Lee said, so there is no sketch to publish.
Police have said the man also stole about $1,100 in U.S. currency and 250,000 won (about $250), and about $2,000 worth of items, including a digital camera.
U.S Forces Korea was unable to comment on the investigation by deadline.