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Woman jailed for brutally raping another woman

Published: 12 Oct 2011 10:53 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Oct 2011 10:53 GMT+02:00

A Swedish woman has been convicted of beating and raping a female neighbour in western Sweden following a laundry room dispute.

The 43-year-old woman attacked the other woman in July 2011 in Helsingborg after the bad blood between the two stemming from a long-running feud boiled over, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

According to the victim, she was taking her laundry out of the machine when the 43-year-old came up from behind and started punching her.

The attacker then slammed the other woman's head to the floor so hard that her hair clips broke.

Then the 43-year-old pulled off the victim's pants and underwear and began raping her. When the woman started screaming, the 43-year-old stuffed a slipper in her victim's mouth.

“You know you like it this hard, right?” the 43-year-old said, according to the neighbour.

Following the attack, the 43-year-old then spat in the victim's face.

“Consider it a kiss,” she said.

“If you report me, I'll kill you you bitch,” she added.

In court, the 43-year-old denied raping her neighbour, admitting only to landing a few punches during a laundry room brawl in which she claimed she too was on the receiving end of a few blows.

But on Tuesday, the district court in Helsingborg ruled in favour of the other woman, convicting the 43-year-old woman of rape and obstruction of justice, sentencing her to two-and-half years in prison.

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11:21 October 12, 2011 by planet.sweden
Hideous! But then Swedish women are some of the most aggressive, pugnacious and occasionally violent that you'll meet anywhere in the world. Too many squat, square jawed peasants from the country for my liking, and definitely not the doe eyed angels of popular mythology.
11:31 October 12, 2011 by ?????
...and she raped her with...what?
11:38 October 12, 2011 by paraplydrink
this is bizarre
11:41 October 12, 2011 by charubun pananon
The 43 year old woman might be a man. The court must check .
11:42 October 12, 2011 by Cosme Fulanito
yeah, how? We need more info
12:04 October 12, 2011 by conboy
Another sign of Swedish social progression yet another first for Swedish feminism !!!
12:04 October 12, 2011 by andyron2
with wat?? the other slipper??
12:06 October 12, 2011 by London_Jim
Odd way to report story - does Sweden categorise rape differently from common convention?
12:08 October 12, 2011 by occassional
Abrasive personalities Fawtly! The lot of them.
12:11 October 12, 2011 by gplusa
You do NOT take someone else's laundry time. She won't be making that mistake again.
12:11 October 12, 2011 by Nilspet
Yes, there are lots of them..Watch out guys!
12:18 October 12, 2011 by Tennin
This woman seems to be getting a much harder sentence than rapists that are males. I think all rapists regardless of which sex they are should get a much harsher sentence. http://www.thelocal.se/34366/20110615/

I remember awhile back ago a news article of a woman who was sexually assulted with a fork, they didn't consider it rape because she wasn't drunk enough http://www.thelocal.se/35332/20110803/

I really don't understand how they do things here when it comes to the sentencing.
13:22 October 12, 2011 by andyron2
women getting raped by a women...whats the compensation in sweden?

Im watching out but nobody ever comes when i go to the laundry in weekends ......Damn!!!
13:27 October 12, 2011 by faizans80
Does not make any sense to me!!
13:34 October 12, 2011 by Migga
@ ?????, @ Cosme Fulanito, @ andyron2

Her fingers
13:53 October 12, 2011 by asjt19
It is amazing to me that you cannot understand how one woman can rape another woman. Rape is not defined as only heterosexual intercourse, it is a sexual violation of one's body.
14:07 October 12, 2011 by Shibumi
Why on earth is the perpetrator's age mentioned 8 times in this short article? She's 43 in case you missed it... ;-)
14:12 October 12, 2011 by Rap43
43?

No... wait.... Oh, yes, I guess you're right - 43.
14:54 October 12, 2011 by andyron2
Judge must have been in the same washroom hiding or waiting for his laundry time, to have believed the dialogues and passed on the judgement.If fingers were used,it would have been MI5 for swedish police to even file a case,forget abt proving the crime.I guess the victim is also a 40+ too.
15:15 October 12, 2011 by Tanskalainen
When will the video be out?
15:26 October 12, 2011 by Svensksmith
I always wondered where my ex-wife ended up at.
16:52 October 12, 2011 by ctinej
planet sweden,.....the square face is usually from Denmark. Swedes have round face, Norwegians a long face, and jackets, -North Face.
17:02 October 12, 2011 by rouzi
@London_Jim

I think so.

In Sweden, Contrary to other countries, Assault may simply be considered as rape! In reality this is rape which is considered an assault not vise verse.

You may hear that Sweden is the capital of rape in the Europe but you do not need to take it serious, although the number of rape is anyway large in my opinion.
19:34 October 12, 2011 by warriorwithin
did anybody make a Video?
20:12 October 12, 2011 by t64
You've come a long way, baby!
20:38 October 12, 2011 by Truth Lover
I wish she could rape me too :P
21:53 October 12, 2011 by hughknows
The Local never fails to amaze me. I don't know if it's just the Swedish sources they're getting their news directly from - in this case Aftonbladet, but, well... Would a report involving a "standard" male-female rape ever involve such gratuitous inclusion of alleged dialogue and a blow-by-blow account of the 'interaction' that occurred during the encounter (and yet bizarrely, without any physical explanation of the nature of the 'violation' element) between aggressor and victim?

I mean, you wouldn't hear about a man who attacked a woman in a park and then allegedly said to her 'Get on the ground...' and then allegedly said to her 'Don't move bitch' and then allegedly said to her...etc. These are just unnecessary gory details. A bit like a TV re-enactment.

I would say there's no need for that kind of sensationalism in this story. It is wrong to 'bring to life' a lesbian sex attack in a way that would not happen in other articles. Having said that, it might instead be interesting to know technically, and briefly(!) what definition of rape took place, as the Swedish justice system seems to have a wide range of actions that fall under this banner.

Don't get me wrong, I certainly can't find fault with everything, for example the integrity required to publish the perpetrator's age so many times...
22:08 October 12, 2011 by BillyB
A lot of the people who added comments to this article need to have a long long at themselves in the mirror and think about what they have said.

Someone was raped and the comments come like wheres the video, wish it was me, making jokes about it...

you people have a medical condition and should arrange a visit to the doctor asap.

That is just so wrong, how can you say thing like that about this???

I just hope and pray people are there to laugh at you when you suffer a terrible ordeal.

and hopefully soon.
22:25 October 12, 2011 by Twiceshy
think if they had been file sharing during the attack. then it would have been the rare death penalty in sweden!
22:31 October 12, 2011 by HYBRED
@BillyB

Welcome to the comment section of TheLocal. Sometimes it gets better than this.
22:45 October 12, 2011 by t64
@billyb

You say, "I just hope and pray people are there to laugh at you when you suffer a terrible ordeal". Well that is about the meanest thing someone has said to me all day. You need help asap. I'll see you at the doctors office.
01:22 October 13, 2011 by Svensksmith
And somehow wishing ill on people is healthier than making a joke?

See you at the doctor's office.
03:20 October 13, 2011 by morbidsymptoms
the report leaves out quite a lot of detail. and probably with good reason.

but it leaves something to the imagination.

if this was using a fist or object without consent. with injury caused; i don't know.

then some sort of prison sentence would be expected. it does say 'brutal rape'.

does hetro rape get reported like this in Sweden?

and i'm sure a video of this, or something like it, is already out there.
09:15 October 13, 2011 by cogito
Just another typical day in the typical Swedish laundry room. I seem to recall reports of homicide over the washing machine rights.

When will they learn to solve disagreements in a civilized manner?
09:44 October 13, 2011 by gplusa
There ain't nothing civilised about laundry ownership. Might be tough love, but it's the only way they learn. Personally, I wouldn't venture down there without a bat, or scented candles and a Barry Manilow CD.
11:23 October 13, 2011 by BillyB
@t64 @Svensksmith

sorry peeps its way way way to late for you to try and claim any kind of moral high ground.

Karma will fix you. enjoy.
11:56 October 13, 2011 by AW_S
Sweden is strange country
14:12 October 13, 2011 by Douglas Garner
When I first moved to Los Angeles my building had a video camera in the laundry room... awesome! You could turn to channel 4 and see if anyone was in the room. Much safer environment. No theft, no brutality, no nonsense.
16:47 October 13, 2011 by Svensksmith
@ Billy

You're probably sticking pins in my voodoo doll right now. Oooo, ouch ouch.
18:13 October 13, 2011 by swedejane
Worse, the laundry room was a crime scene and I'm sure was closed off for days following the incident...I'm sure a lot of people lost their place in the queue.
22:38 October 13, 2011 by Adam_H
This is a degennerate pile of pure gob-shite.

Get it off the website.
09:55 October 14, 2011 by OUIJA
Female-on-female rape is often labeled "lesbian rape", though the sexual orientation of one or both (or more) persons involved may or may not actually be lesbian. Forced penetration by another woman is possible with the use of strap-ons, dildos, other foreign objects and digital penetration.
13:49 October 14, 2011 by planet.sweden
15:26 October 12, 2011 by Svensksmith

"I always wondered where my ex-wife ended up at."

Hah, brilliant, best one liner on this forum all year! Just ignore the humourless po-faced mob from across the pond, their sense of humour was surgically removed at birth.
15:14 October 14, 2011 by graceolsson
I do not see any sense with that case.
15:42 October 14, 2011 by Shibumi
I too have a problem with the term "lesbian rape". Rape is rape regardless of the sexual orientation or even gender of those involved. Would you call one woman robbing another woman "lesbian robbery"? I think not.

Rape is not sex, it is violence. If someone hits you over the head with a frying pan, would you call it cooking?
19:55 October 14, 2011 by PoJo
This article makes me sick. Why on earth do they need to describe what the attacker said to the other woman while she was raping her... Well, far from professionalism I must say.
20:05 October 14, 2011 by nmian
WOW, i thought the states was wild west!
02:45 October 15, 2011 by hughknows
OK if 'lesbian' is being used to mean, as it sometimes is, simply anything regarding female homosexuality (and not, say, literally 'from the island of Lesbos' or 'strictly regarding a beautiful bond between women who are ensconced in a loving and caring relationship) then it should be understandable to say 'lesbian rape'.

Should a heterosexual who also values love relationships get upset if someone speaks of 'heterosexual rape'? Of course not, it does not mean the attacker 'loves' the victim, nor does it detract from real loving relationships that happen to be heterosexual. Last time I checked, rape was, physiologically speaking, a 'sexual' act - regardless of the power motivation and cruelty of it. Just as 'lesbian', 'gay', 'straight' and 'bi' are 'sexual' orientations. Whether you are a loving person or develop healthy relationships is everyone's personal choice.
18:22 October 22, 2011 by malette
The original Title for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was "men who hate women". The spate of rapes and abusive actions being minimized or disregarded by the Swedish Court System leads me to believe he was onto something.

Like the young lady who was abused while passed out, the idea that this is 'okay' because she was not aware of it is at root the result of a misogynistic system which needs to go a long way to get to the point where a woman's basic rights are respected.

The idea that any man or woman has a 'right' to touch another person in a sexual manner, under any circumstance without permission is abhorrent but it seems to still prevail in Sweden. And we thought they were among the more civilized nations in the world. Apparently not.
21:34 January 20, 2012 by janeway
To all of you making fun of this story: I hope none of you ever have to endure a rape or that none of your family members or friends are victims of this horrendous crime. Now, go stand in the corner and be ashamed!
21:32 January 23, 2013 by autumnriley78
Of course it's rape! Someone putting their fingers INSIDE of my vagina is an intrusion, an unwanted entry... it doesn't matter if it's a penis, a broom handle or any other object, this is one person's body part being forcibly penetrated into my sexual body part! It happened to me when I was 11 years old, a female nurse would grab my vagina and tell me "it's ok, it's ok" then put her finger repeatedly in and out of my vagina. It is not just sexual assault, it's an invasion, penetration and a violation. It fucks with your head... I'm 34 years old now (the approximate age of my nurse at the time this happened) and I'm still angry about it!
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