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Girl, 16, charged for sex with underage boys

Published: 28 Oct 2010 14:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 28 Oct 2010 14:09 GMT+02:00

Prosecutor Lena Lithner of the Halmstad public prosecution office filed the charges against the girl, who was 15 at the time, at Varberg district court on Tuesday, news agency TT reported.

Sex with minors under 15 years old is a crime that can be classified as statutory rape, but when the age difference is small, suspects are typically prosecuted for sexual abuse.

The incident took place in an apartment in Kungsbacka, a town south of Gothenburg on the west coast on March 27th, the Aftonbladet daily reported on Wednesday, adding that the girl was acquainted with the victims, who are now 14.

The girl, now 16, has admitted to the circumstances, but denied that she has committed a crime. The basis of the indictment was the testimonies of the alleged victims' mothers and they will be called to the stand when the trial begins on November 8th.

Prosecutions for these kinds of crimes are uncommon, the girl's lawyer Elisabeth Johansson told Sveriges Radio (SR) on Tuesday. She is surprised that Lithner decided to pursue this case.

"I do not believe that the law was created for these types of cases," Johansson told SR.

Detective chief inspector Inger Ohlsson of the county criminal investigation department disagreed.

"We have a law that says one should not have sex with someone else who is under 15. I think that one should follow the law regardless of whether one is a girl or boy," she told Radio Halland.

Attempts by The Local to reach both Lithner and Johansson were unsuccessful.

Vivian Tse (vivian.tse@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

14:40 October 28, 2010 by unreal4u
Tragic!! Good that the law is pushed through disgarding gender, and age closeness!

Some laws seems unfair, but living in a country, means living by it's laws!! But they should of course always be under scrutiny and discussed!! But if you want to change the laws, do it by democratic means, or move to a country witch laws suits you better!

Hope Justis is made in this case!! And hope not this will be another tool for the Anti-Feminist movement!! Any indices's that women are capable of evil and cruel deeds, makes Anti-Feminists crawl out of the woodwork!!

No, any female violence is not an excuse for men to continue being ass-holes!! An ass-hole has no gender!! Remember that!!
14:47 October 28, 2010 by Baldric
Yes, thank the heavens that the police caught up with this horrible crime!

Now for a righteous punishment! I suggest a cake, three cheers and a gift card for whatever girls like to shop these days.

The boys should be awarded an appropriate imbursement for their pain and suffering, I suggest a high-five and a can of snus each.
15:15 October 28, 2010 by Swedesmith
Wow, when I was a 13 year old boy I only dreamed of such things. Now, I'm and old man and I only dream of such things.
15:37 October 28, 2010 by The.Local.Troll
Yes, of course the boys are mentally scarred I am sure. For Gods sake, apart from general bad judgement, what is the girl guilty of? Did she force the boys to have sex with her?? Doubt it.. The age difference was 2 years only...
16:28 October 28, 2010 by StockholmSam
@Swedesmith!

I am right there with you, friend! LOL!
16:32 October 28, 2010 by ironman294
u swedes are retarded. I remember the story of the guy who was 32 and had sex with a 14 year old and claimed she said she was 15 and he got off because she lied.

but this girl who was 15 had sex with 2 13 yr olds will probably get jail time. While the guy sued the police for false arrest and got paid from them.

Outrageous and the law was not meant for this.

That's why in teh states the age of consent is generally 18, some states have it at 17 or 16. But an 18 year old teenager would not get in trouble if they hook up with a 16 yr old. Generally if the person is under 18 the other person cannot be more than 3 yrs older.
17:16 October 28, 2010 by nic_tester
What a pity she did not charge them money, then the boys could be prosecuted as well for violating the anti-sex-buying law. Now THAT would have been an amusing trial and a perfect testimony to the insanity and arrogance of our rulers.
18:52 October 28, 2010 by tgolan
well maybe the boys should be charged with rape............. Now that would make thier mothers happy!!!!
19:16 October 28, 2010 by wxman
I was abused sexually in a similar fashion by a 16 year old girl when I was 14. I would sneak over to her house as often as possible.
20:16 October 28, 2010 by Kevin Harris
I know it's stolen from South Park, but someone needs to give these boys their Luckiest Boys In Sweden badge.
22:00 October 28, 2010 by locaxy
This is retarded.
00:49 October 29, 2010 by eddie123
there are insufficient facts contained in the story by which to form an informed opinion. did she have sex with both boys at the same time and under what circumstances? were the lads coerced into having sex etc it's kind of strange. how did their mums get to know that the lads were sexually active with the 16yr old? there are just too many questions than there possibly can be answers. the case reminds me of the 12yr old who fathered a child with a 15yr old girl in the UK. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2233878.ece. bottom line, kids make mistakes and we should correct or educate them rather than demonize them by filing ridiculous court cases. time will tell how this case proceeds.
01:39 October 29, 2010 by Da Goat
Is it too late for her to change her consent then the two boys would be up for rape

or

she could send them an account so they will fall fowl of the buying of sex law

or maybe she could just tell everyone to pull their head in and sue for libel!
01:40 October 29, 2010 by pantheratigris
Tragic really... sb sue the prosecutor in the case for idiocy. I bet she was as confused as those two 13 year olds other than abuse...
02:07 October 29, 2010 by Tanskalainen
What is this girl's address again?
02:17 October 29, 2010 by GLO
Lucky boys, I had to wait till 18.......
02:53 October 29, 2010 by Hagrid
I have no problem with everybody saying here how lucky the boys are. Never mind the fact that boys usually mature slower than girls, and at the age of 13, for the most part, a boy is still a child. I'm willing to overlook that.

However, I would expected the exact same responses when an opposite case is reported, of a 15-year-old boy being accused of having sex with 13-year-old girls. I want to read excited and jubilant comments on how lucky these girls are! And how stupid the justice system is!

Otherwise of course, you would all be hypocrites.
07:45 October 29, 2010 by wabasha
13 + 13 = 26. she did the math right, congrats to the young woman!
07:59 October 29, 2010 by jamtlandtom
I think The Local should get a slap on the wrist for carrying such a misleading and denigrating headline.

I wonder also what sort of mindset drove the mothers of the alleged "victims" to make the complaints in the first instance.

I can understand the need of the prosecutor who will always be looking for career enhancing cases but again, what has happened to common sense?
15:18 October 29, 2010 by lakotahope
So, it is an offense if a 16 yr old girl has sex with a 13 yr old boy. The girl is guilty of a heinous crime. Now, if an 18 yr old boy has sex with the same 16 yr old girl, then the 18 yr old boy is guilty of a heinous crime...

Now, when this girl is 50 years old, these boys will turn 48 years old. They'll have something to talk about as they age.

Stupid Prosecutors trying to get their names in a newspaper
15:21 October 29, 2010 by goerre
I get confused. Is sex in Sweden under the age 15 illegal? I thought it was. Strange then how some Swedish parents allow their 14 year old sons or daughters to sleep with their boy or girlfriends and even within their own homes. Strikes me they seem to preaching one thing but practicing what they preach differently!

Does the law need review or what?
18:11 October 29, 2010 by Earandur Lissesul
My goodness I thought I struck the motherload when I went to Copenhagen as an eighteen year old and was lucky enough to meet up with a twentyeight year old Danish woman. Why she picked on me I will never know but I have still got fond memories of that week. She certainly sorted me out.
20:32 October 29, 2010 by volvoman9
I must agree with swedesmith . Not sure I even understood it all at 13.
09:25 October 30, 2010 by Baldric
@Hagrid:

The sexual roles of humans are assymetric as a consequence of biology. Women stake a much higer risk in sex since they are the part getting pregnant and with a child. A man can run away.

Because of this, our roles are divided: men want - women choose. This cause a whole new layer of complexities in many levels.

So if a 15 year old boy would have had sex with two 13 year old girls - at the risk of carrying a child, the physical pain and scarring of giving birth, the social stigma and possible ostracizing, giving up school and career and so forth - all the while the girls would only get cheered by their peers - then yes, I suppose you would read the same comments in this section.
15:19 October 30, 2010 by Jaffo1970
I was hoping to escape the U.S. and move to Sweden. I can accept your failings at immigration (you are soiling your country), the recent risae in gangs and crime especially in Malmo, this will go away when you get rid of the immigration policy, I can even deal with your serial horse rapist,,, but this is just stupid. I can still remember waaaayyyyyy back when I was 13, hormones raging, same for girls, sex is what we lived for. Never hardly got it, but it was always on our minds.

Of course the parents should be concerned and get involved, especially with the girl. We really don't want 15 year old girls having sex, but why bring the police in? This is just retarded. I am for grounding them, extra chores, whatever. But criminal prosecution??? Come on!

But I still love your country and hope that you quit all this nonsense, soon. I am about to retire, and I don't know where else to go. Denmark naybe?

See you soon, Jeff.
21:03 October 30, 2010 by calebian22
Hagrid,

Come on. Don't buy into that notion that their is no difference to between the sexes. A thirteen year old boy, does not get abused by a 15 year old girl. It is PC to say that there is no difference and anyone who says diffferently is a hypocrite, but the fact remains, a thirteen year old boy gets worked up when the wind blows. Wxman's assertions are the norm for the males of the world.
23:52 October 30, 2010 by goerre
I get confused. Is sex in Sweden under the age 15 illegal? I thought it was. Strange then how some Swedish parents allow their 14 year old sons or daughters to sleep with their boy or girlfriends and even within their own homes. Strikes me they seem to preaching one thing but practicing what they preach differently!

Does the law need review or what?
21:52 October 31, 2010 by Equality
ironman294 said "Outrageous and the law was not meant for this"

Is that so ironman294?

Study: Many sex offenders are kids themselves

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-01-03-kid-sex-offenders_N.htm

Juvenile Female and Male Sex Offenders

Even though females accounted for a relatively small proportion of the juveniles arrested for forcible rape and other sex offenses (751 arrests or 6.6% of the total), it has been speculated that many sex offenses committed by females often go unnoticed, undetected, or even ignored by law enforcement officials.

http://theacademy.sdsu.edu/resources/research-countydata%20docs/Juvenile%20Female%20and%20Male%20Sex%20Offenders.pdf
18:03 November 12, 2010 by Icarusty
Jeff, you think immigration has "soiled" Sweden but then want to become one yourself? Nice one, I always knew the Yanks were hypocrites, but make it less obvious.
16:56 November 20, 2010 by waffen
Girls being girls, and boys being boys, and thank Odin for that;

I support her, she has not committed a crime.

With the exception of six commenters, everyone else, including the courts, are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Swedesmith and waxman comments hit the nail on the head.
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