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Missing teen girl found naked in 42-year-old's flat

Published: 20 Feb 2012 09:50 GMT+01:00
Updated: 20 Feb 2012 09:50 GMT+01:00

A Swedish teenage girl, reported missing by her foster parents last week, was found by police officers at the flat of a 42-year-old man in Jönköping, in central Sweden, on Saturday.

”I can't say much of her status right now but she is currently in hospital,” said Lars-Gunnar Rydholm of the Jönköping police to local news site jnytt.se.

The police decided to check out the flat after having received a tip-off. When they called at the flat late in the afternoon on Saturday the 42-year-old man came to the door half-dressed.

When the officers entered the apartment they found the 14-year-old girl there. She was completely naked. The man is now under suspicion for raping a minor.

Officers brought the man in for questioning and the girl was taken straight to hospital.

The apartment was cordoned off immediately and a forensic investigation of the flat was launched. The man was set to be interrogated by police on Saturday afternoon, according to the news site.

According to jnytt.se, police say that the man and the girl did not know each other previously but had allegedly met in a chat room on the internet.

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10:33 February 20, 2012 by BillyB
Awful story, when will kids learn about the dangers of chat rooms?? dont they teach anything about that in schools???
11:42 February 20, 2012 by StockholmSam
BillyB

How in the h*ll are you putting this on the schools?? Last time I checked, schools were charged with teaching history, math, Swedish, English and other such subjects. Teaching about the dangers of the internet are best left to the parents. Or are you one of those parents who think that schools should raise the kids, as so many others seem to think it should be?
12:26 February 20, 2012 by Token-not-found
Rape? Come on that's BS , it's not like she was forced, it's rape ONLY if they have proof she was forced.

That way we could put any man in jail for even touching a woman (if she does not like it it's rape) - that would make a lot of feminists happy.
13:12 February 20, 2012 by xkiran
@ Token,

He is under suspicion for a rape. He has not yet been convicted. The further investigation will find out the truth.

Please read before you comment.
13:17 February 20, 2012 by GLO
Well, you have to be kidddding,,,, under suspicion??????
13:40 February 20, 2012 by gabeltoon
If you want to be a parent then you raise your child to be a good person and teach your child how to understand the world around them.A parent provides and protects and teaches the child until they can stand on there own feet. This girls parents surely were not monitoring what she was up to on the internet.I hope this will be a lesson for the girl to always be alert and aware of the dangers in life.
13:47 February 20, 2012 by Åskar
@xkiran

Don't try to make people think, they will only get confused. Anyway, according to Swedish law having sex with an underage is defined as rape, as it is in the USA.
16:03 February 20, 2012 by Douglas Garner
Billy B... the ARE teaching the dangers of the internet in school, but that does not mean that our children can discriminate between what is desired and what is not desired. Sometimes I wonder if all the talk about the dangers may not just make it more exciting and enticing for some children.
16:36 February 20, 2012 by BillyB
@Stockholm Sam before you get too excited!..

The working internet knowledge of most parents here I know is limited to a bit of online shopping, few emails and checking the weather.

None really understand chat rooms, the different ones, how they work etc.

rather than take the risk of hoping parents understand it, its simpler to just cover this in school where someone who is trained and understands the latests sites and trends can explain the risk.

Schools have visits from Fire Brigade, Police etc to warn of certain dangers, this is just another that professional help can get the message out to the masses.

Why would you be against anything that could help???????
18:53 February 20, 2012 by StockholmSam
I'm not against anything that could help. I am against people who blame such things on schools, as you seemed to do in your opening salvo. Even if the schools are teaching about such things, as Douglas Garner pointed out (and as everyone knows) what the schools teach is seldom what the students learn. Your question would have been received better had you worded it, "aren't the kids listening to their teachers and parents?"
19:23 February 20, 2012 by VicTaulic
In the USA, most pedophiles who post on chat room sites eventually get arrested on a show called "Dateline." Sweden should start their own "bait and arrest" TV show and get rid of these awful people.
19:51 February 20, 2012 by BillyB
Sam, yep fair enough.
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