Syrian immigrant rapes two underage Swedish girls, gets away with two-month sentence
Inmigrante Sirio viola a dos menores suecas, en dos sucesos aislados, y es condenado solo a dos meses de carcel.
Just before Christmas last year, a refugee from Syria forced a 13-year-old girl whom he met through Snapchat into the bathroom of a school in Northern Sweden. He locked the door and, according to the indictment, raped her, both vaginally and anally. After the rape, the man threatened the girl with violent reprisals if she would tell anyone. When apprehended, he stated to the police that the “sex was voluntary.” However, the forensic pathologist found that the girl had injuries consistent with her story. Nonetheless, he was acquitted of abuse, as the court said it was unclear what exactly was said.
Shortly after this rape went to trial, he was indicted for a separate case, in which he was accused of raping a 14-year-old. He had known her a few days, and according to him, their intercourse was also voluntary. This time, the District Court agreed with him, even though the girl is below Sweden’s age of consent, as she would only turn 15 in a few weeks. This was close enough for the judge, however, so he concluded it wasn’t rape, just sexual exploitation of a child.
The masterstroke of justice had yet to come. At trial, the man told the court that, despite the Immigration Board’s verdict that he was born in 1998, he was actually born in 1999. Which made him seventeen, at the time of the crimes. The judge concluded that he was probably telling the truth, so he was tried as a minor. He got a reduced sentence, which means a man who raped two girls younger than 15 years old, got away with a prison sentence of only two months and probation.
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