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19-year-old woman raped in stadium toilet

Published: 10 Apr 2012 07:23 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Apr 2012 07:23 GMT+02:00

A 19-year-old woman reported being raped by an unknown man in a public toilet at a Stockholm football stadium during the middle of a match on Monday evening.

The woman told police she was on her way out of the toilet at Söderstadion during a match between Hammarby and visiting Halmstad when a man confronted her and forced her back into the toilet.

"He dragged her in and she fell and hit her face on the toilet stall door. Her forehead was inflamed and tender and she chipped one of her front teeth," Söderort police spokesperson Linda Feldt told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The man then proceeded to rape the woman until she was able to call out for a friend, according to the paper.

There were nearly 12,000 spectators in attendance at the time of the attack, which took place around 6pm during the second half of the football match.

Police realized it was impractical to prevent the entire crowd from leaving the stadium while they searched for the perpetrator, of whom they have a "very weak, general description".

Police described the suspected rapist as being a man between 25- and 30-years-old and approximately 185 centimetres tall.

"He had long, dark, wispy hair, brown eyes, black pants and a white t-shirt with a print," Feldt told Aftonbladet.

Police have launched a preliminary investigation the rape of the woman, who was taken to the hospital following the incident.

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08:43 April 10, 2012 by gpafledthis
why does it stick in the mind of TL staff not to include description of non ethnic swede as valuable part of description ?? If IKEA wrote ads like thegovt would be all over them !!
09:32 April 10, 2012 by Happy Expat
How long before they start demanding Julian Assange's extradition?
09:54 April 10, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Why does the stadium not have cameras that at least show what is going on in all the hallways (not within the bathrooms themselves) to be able to track down the perpetrators of hooligan violence, which can often spill from the seating areas into the hallways?

They could then have seen this scumbag as he pushed the girl back into the bathroom, or when he was leaving the bathroom, to be able to publish an image of his putrid face?

But of course the panicky government wimps would never allow cameras anywhere, for any reason, nor the publication of any face or any criminal. Vastly better for society to allow rapists and murderers to run around and victimize people freely than to have cameras in place that just might catch a politician on a date with his secretary.
10:28 April 10, 2012 by RobinHood
Why is it ok for the police to issue a description of a rapist with features distinctive of one ethnicity, but not ok for a rapist with features distinctive of another ethnicity?

Are certain rapists entitled to special favourable treatment just because of their race? Surely not! That would be terrible.
10:44 April 10, 2012 by libertarianism
Last week a woman was attacked when riding her bike to work in Västerås. The man tried to drag her into the forest, but another woman with a dog happened along and scared him away. In Malmö a few days ago, a woman was attacked by two men and raped. The victims did not know the men, and at the time of the articles, the attackers had not been caught.

To make a horrible situation worse, a 2010 Mittuniversitet study determined that medical personnel lack proper training for treatment and follow-up care of rape victims. Such additional training had once been offered at some hospitals, but *limited resources* has caused even these education programs to be abandoned.

Total BS.

I guess we can assume the same advise issued in Norway that women should never go to public bathrooms alone. And from other sources, scratch and bite your attackers to create as much DNA evidence as possible... It seems that women in today's Sweden need to consider themselves prey and act accordingly. Big Sister isn't going help us.
11:17 April 10, 2012 by phil23456
What race & what religion was the rapist and what race and religion was the victim?
11:25 April 10, 2012 by Shibumi
#6

rape is rape... the answers to your loaded questions regarding race and religion don't make rape better or worse.
15:13 April 10, 2012 by J Jack
cameras, cameras what about cameras?
15:15 April 10, 2012 by strixy
cctv cameras would have solved the problem.

Plus I do not understand - she gave a description - a man of Asian origin with long hair. Not many Asians wear long hair so I am surprised the police did not start looking for him there and then!
16:03 April 10, 2012 by The Green Turtle
Is anyone else thinking that sweden is becoming more an more like thailand? I mean in a (non consensual) sex tourism kinda way. My message to women is here is to protect yourself. The police and judicial system certainly wont.

About the cameras- cctv is illegal in public places. Crazy
17:40 April 10, 2012 by Rod Munch
It's about time women started suing the government for bringing these rapists into the country.
20:28 April 10, 2012 by Vill
If I were a woman, I would be walking around with a large, rusty, pair of scissors.
20:33 April 10, 2012 by DiegoP
Worst of all, pepper spray for defence is forbidden in Sweden. I agree with #10, women need to protect themselves, unfortunately.
22:35 April 10, 2012 by Jeff10
As to Swedish laws preventing one from carrying anything to defend one's self, an unarmed citizenry is a vulnerable citizenry. As the old saying goes, the problem with laws that prevent or hinder citizens from defending themselves and relying upon the policy, is that when you've got seconds to defend yourself from harm, the police are only minutes away.

I've a sister whose politics are 180 degrees different from mine, yet she is a member of the National Rifle Assoc. and carries a gun. Why? Because, as she says, 'To every woman, a man is a potential deadly weapon.'

Keep in mind that the average 70-year old male has much more upper body strength than the average female of any age.

Isn't it time for Swedes to elect a government that puts first Swedes and allows them to defend themselves?
02:14 April 11, 2012 by strixy
I said this before - Swedish women should sue the government in a collective law suit before the European Court of Human Rights. Every government has a duty of care towards the citizens. Allowing indiscriminate immigration (meaning - allowing rapists to get into the country), banning women from protecting themselves, lack of proper response, covering up cases etc constitute a SERIOUS breach of the duty of care. A collective law suit has more chances of success.

Swedish women suffer because their health and live are deemed less worthy by the government than the social engineering project they have engaged in.

When I lived in the UK, cctv might have saved me from coming to harm. I was walking down the street whens uddenly I realised I was in the middle of some gang fight. Before I even managed to produce a mobile phone to call the police they were there. Thanks to cctv of course.

But hey, who would think saving an innocent person's life could be worth the cctv recording a politician engaging in some questionable activity? :P
05:52 April 11, 2012 by volvoman9
Castration. The practical solution. It works for domestic animals of all sorts.
11:16 April 11, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
It's one thing to NOT allow cctv as part of a sting operation in a prostitute's bedroom (no politician deserves THAT sort of footage going viral), but it is painfully idiotic to not allow cctv in all parts of a public stadium (except in the interior of bathroom stalls), where any one of 20 000 fans can see what is going on with their own eyes if they happen to walk by, whether it is a politician kissing a secretary, or someone killing another person.

The refusal of the Swedish government to allow cameras in public places in Stockholm (even refusing months of footage from the jewlery store owner on Drottninggatan that showed the bomber, and that could have revealed the identities of others who planned the attack in the weeks before the attack) is a reminder of how small minded the police here are. A police woman told me that surveillance cameras are not allowed in Stockholm.

Having said that, cameras are apparently allowed in Malmö, so not clear to me if the camera ban is a municipal ban in places like Stockholm, but not elsewhere. See for example:

http://www.axis.com/success_stories/viewstory.php?case_id=2490
15:24 April 11, 2012 by strixy
@Reason and Realism

I do not mean to sound politically incorrect but since the Swedish media are famous for covering up the perpetratiors' racial origin (unless they are Scandinavian), could the reason behind banning the cctv be that then the public would know the 'sensitive details' every time someone leaked the footage to the media?
16:11 April 11, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ strixy

Entirely possible.

Another possibility or a parallel possibility is the 'no locked doors' dream. When and where I grew up, no one locked the front door of their home, and there was little or no crime. Gradually thieves crept in, began stealing stereos and TVs etc., and this happy neighbourhood model had to be abandoned.

At some level Sweden may be clinging to this sort of happy neighbourhood disillusionment, which has politicians insisting that there is no need for cameras because everyone is happy, or because of grossly misguided notions of 1950's McCarthyism, but the camera ban in fact accelerates the decay of a society into violent crime, because the violent criminals know that they are able to rape and kill without being caught.
16:52 April 11, 2012 by strixy
So either way it might be that the government is trying to impose some kind of social engineering on people at the cost of their safety. A law suit would be perfectly justified, IMO ;)
18:43 April 11, 2012 by Dinaricman
Amazing as a father of two daughters I find the Western European attitude towards rape disgusting. Why do you import foreign men to rape?
00:54 April 12, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
It's disgraceful that the Swedish media never mentions the ethnicity of criminals...unless they are white Europeans.
04:02 April 12, 2012 by Harry®
We were told the ethnicity and name of Julian Assange straight away with photos. Are we to believe Söderstadion in Stockholm does not have CCTV if so where are the photo's of this thug? A picture is worth a 1000 words
05:40 April 12, 2012 by The Mufa'khathat Lover
Sweden.

The Rape Capital of Europe.

The Multicultural Dream given reality.
08:44 April 12, 2012 by orangetree
#7 Dear Shibumi

if statistics will be clear, i believe we will clearly see that which ratio of the population is more into violence against women. It doesnt mean any Indian/Muslim/Eastern /Former Yugo men are rapist but i guess we will see the clear relation.
10:34 April 12, 2012 by Lemon1987
Sweden, Sweden, where are u running with that insane foreign policy.
18:04 April 12, 2012 by Dinaricman
Orangetree when you say yugo-men please be more specfic. You cannot group say Croats and Kosovo together. Third party Rape is very low in Croatia.
03:15 April 13, 2012 by strixy
And think that Jews were subjected to Holocaust and ongoing persecution even though they did not engage in raping nor any other criminal activity such as terrorism, suicide bombing attacks etc... .

Has Europe gone from one extreme to another? From not tolerating any Others to putting up with absolutely everything?
16:20 April 13, 2012 by tadchem
He couldn't have been a Swede. He was out of his seat during the match!
18:12 April 13, 2012 by thomasson44
@Strixy

Your questions and assumptions are right. We are living in a sick world. Our children - especially girls and women - are victims of a rotten policy. They are subjected to cultural Marxist ideology which was developed in the sixties by the Flower Power Generation and still harming our environment. In the song 'Imagine', John Lennon sings:

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

No religion too

Imagine all the people

Living live in peace...

John Lennon was an idealist. He could not imagine that a country with no borders would become a jungle; where only the fittest survives. He could not imagine what would become of Europe after a tsunami of Third World foreigners is sweeping Western- and Northern Europe. Rape wave of local women and extreme high rate of criminality is the direct result of bringing us back to the jungle.

The rotten legacy of the Flower Power generation will last more than a decade from now. The only thing people can do to defend themselves NOW is: learn your daughters to defend themselves. Send them, as soon as possible, to sports like karate, Krav Maga, Tai Quan Do and the like. Don't let them be slaughtered sheep. Point 2) Learn your children to hate the enemy who is trying hard to take over their country by birthright. Their homeland is a result of hundred years of labour of their ancestors. A country is not meant to be a Savannah; even if some ideology find it a nice idea.
23:33 April 13, 2012 by skylarkpilot
I think you have to face the fact that the Polis in Sweden are not worth the uniform they wear. It actually pains me to say that, but experience over the past couple of weeks here in Falun kind of re-enforces that supposition. We have had several case in quick succession of a male trying to abduct children from the vicinity of schools. All the Police do is breath test the parents dropping their kids off.

No information as to his description, what car he was driving, nothing. Asked the school where my daughter goes what they are doing and they said they have increased security. The doors of the school are never locked and the kids are often plaing in an open area out of sight of teachers. Some security. The fact of the matter is no one here actually cares. If a country doesn't care about the safety of it's children they are not going to care about a woman getting raped. This is the reality of living in Sweden. Sorry.
13:21 April 14, 2012 by thomasson44
I am sure the police in Sweden is not better or worse than any other police in western Europe. The problem is not in the functioning of the police corps; it has more to do with policy. The police is functioning in the frame work of the law. Sweden is still in the hands of: policy makers who believe in the ideology of 'Flower Power' and 'brotherhood of man' and b) the Capo del Capi of the EU Mob in Brussels. Sweden was once a paradise on earth. The Swedes had lived their lives in super ideal condition with order, law and minimal crime. This was at the time the Swedes were the majority in their own country and had lived according their own Principe's.

Sweden and other European countries need now change in order to survive. Change does not come in a fortnight; it is subjected to factor time. If the Swedes want their freedom back, they have to do two things: a) gives their voice to a party that represents best their interests and b) Set free from the oppressor EU. The Soviet Union has fallen and nobody is longing for a new dictatorship.
18:09 April 15, 2012 by Opinionfool
http://www.thelocal.se/40270/20120415/

Seems this rape never happened.

That doesn't mean that other rapes are also fictitious. Rape is rape.
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