• Sweden edition
 
'Facerape' charges for posting nude pics of ex

'Facerape' charges for posting nude pics of ex

Published: 30 May 2012 17:50 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 May 2012 17:50 GMT+02:00

Under questioning by police in Ludvika in central Sweden, the man admitted that he had hijacked his ex-girlfriend's Facebook account, the local dt.se news website reported.

The man logged into his ex's Facebook account and posted the pics following an argument between the two.

Later that night, the woman received calls from several of her friends warning her that nude images of her had been posted on the popular social networking site.

According to dt.se, the man had obtained the images when the two were still a couple.

In addition to posting the compromising images of the woman, the 30-year-old also engaged in sex-themed chats with other Facebook users in his ex-girlfriend's name.

Under questioning by police, the man explained he had guessed at the woman's password and that he didn't know logging into someone else's Facebook account without their permission was against the law.

Nevertheless, he has now been charged with computer hacking and libel and if convicted could face up to two years in prison.

In addition, the woman will likely sue for damages to compensate for the suffering she underwent as a result of the incident.

Yngve Andersson of the Ludvika police said "facerape" and other forms of internet-based harassment have become increasingly common in Sweden.

"It's a regrettable development and there are many who see it as a chance to get back if a relationship falls apart," she told dt.se.

The Local/dl

Follow The Local on Twitter

Your comments about this article

21:31 May 30, 2012 by StockholmSam
I hope they fark this ex-boyfriend good and give him the longest sentence possible.
22:00 May 30, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Here we go again with misusing the word "rape" !!! Get it right will you please and stop misusing the word "rape" in this manner. I would be happy to send someone an English dictionary so you can look up the words meaning.
22:38 May 30, 2012 by StockholmSam
Dizzymoe33, "Facerape" is a term that is well-recognized all over the place and has become a part of popular lexicon. I am still undecided on whether this should be a political or social hot topic since it does seem to belittle the actual concept of rape. So perhaps you are right to shout from the rooftops. On the other hand, perhaps your attempts to make the terminology a political or social issue takes the focus of the real matter that needs addressing.
22:54 May 30, 2012 by CarlBlack
From another Thelocal article: According to a report released last year by the Swedish Data Protection Board (Datainspektionen), around half of young Swedish Facebook users have had their accounts hacked by someone who then has written mocking or insulting remarks in the victim's name.

Looks like all police resources will have to be allocated to this very serious problem, and as was suggested here, give only the longest possible sentences :-) And maybe we should start prosecuting TV doing also all those kinds of candid camera pranksters, since that's basically the same thing: making fool of someone so that everyone can see it...
23:03 May 30, 2012 by wxman
If you don't want others to see pictures of you naked, you must do two things. Never take pictures of yourself naked and share them with ANYONE, and never let anyone else take pictures of you naked. If you do either of these, then whatever happens is YOUR fault, no one elses. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy if you do either.
06:50 May 31, 2012 by Da Goat
If She was dumb enough to have a facebook account then serves her right!

as wxman said if you are silly enough to have the pictures and have lax morals and password protection!
20:05 May 31, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#5 & #6: the guy took the nude photos of her without her knowledge and posted them on a porn site as well so both of your posts are invalid.
Today's headlines
National
Northern Swedes wake up to September snow

Northern Swedes wake up to September snow

Summer has come to a definite end in Kiruna as residents of the northern town were greeted with a blanket of snow on Sunday morning. READ  

Elections 2014
Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart
Former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson. Photo: Leo Sellén/TT

Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

Former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson has said that the election success of the Sweden Democrats is a "slap" in the face for the Stockholm establishment. READ  

National
Trio prosecuted for hate attack against Somalis
Somali nationals taking part in a demonstration against deportations in Stockholm. File photo:Björn Larsson Ask/SvD/ TT

Trio prosecuted for hate attack against Somalis

Three young men in southern Sweden suspected of attacking Somali refugees with stones and screaming "sieg heil" have been indicted on charges of racial agitation. READ  

National
Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Sweden is set to buck the European trend of rising air prices with fares expected to drop next year according to a new report. READ  

National
Swede's homemade submarine nets fortune
Eric Westerberg's homemade submarine Isabelle. Photo: PS.nu

Swede's homemade submarine nets fortune

A Swedish submarine enthusiast who spent over 3,500 hours making his own vessel has sold his prized possession for 705,000 kronor ($98,500) in an online auction. READ  

National
Cops reported for making 'Roma' comment

Cops reported for making 'Roma' comment

Police in northern Sweden have been reported to the Equality Ombudsman for describing a wanted suspect as having a "Roma appearance." READ  

Donald Duck and Zlatan get Swedish votes
A political career for Zlatan? Some fans seem to want to see that. Photo: Peter Dejong/TT

Donald Duck and Zlatan get Swedish votes

The Bilderberg Group, the Satanic Initiative and Adolf Hitler all received votes in Sweden’s general election, according to a list released by the country’s electoral authority. READ  

Sport
Stockholm fails bid to host Euro 2020 games
The Swedish team in action. Photo: TT

Stockholm fails bid to host Euro 2020 games

Sweden's capital has missed out on a chance to host any Euro 2020 games, with Copenhagen the only Scandinavian city among the thirteen winning locations. READ  

Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests
Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Uppsala, is the first woman to head the Swedish church. Photo: Stig-Åke Jönsson/TT

Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests

A Swedish priest has been fired after telling his congregation that people who support female priests would be rejected by God - despite the fact that his own church is led by a woman. READ  

Analysis
Women set to dominate top post-election jobs
Margot Wallström (right) could become Stefan Löfven's new Minister of Foreign Affairs. Photo: TT

Women set to dominate top post-election jobs

Sweden could soon get a female Foreign Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt's ousted Moderate Party is preparing for its first woman leader and the grandmother of actor Hugh Grant's son is being tipped as Parliament's next Speaker. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
The 'black gold' of Sweden's west coast.
National
West Sweden prepares for the 2014 lobster premiere
Society
What's on in Sweden
Politics
How Sweden Democrats went mainstream
Politics
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Gallery
Property of the week - Eskilstuna
Blog updates

20 September

How a Frog Can Save the Environment (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"What we do we imagine when we think of children enjoying nature? Perhaps it’s fishing, marveling at lightning bugs on a muggy July day or blowing on the wispy petals of a dandelion to make a special wish. But perhaps most iconic of the playful innocence in childhood is hopping after and trying to catch..." READ »

 

19 September

Editor’s blog (The Local Sweden) »

"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Society
How I became a surf blogger when I moved to Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Society
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Gallery
People-watching: September 11th
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Politics
Five possible election outcomes
Politics
Sweden elections: How do they work?
Politics
Sweden elections: Who's who?
Gallery
Property of the week - Hornstull, Stockholm
Analysis
Five differences between the UK and Sweden
Welshman Jonny Luck is now a chef in Sweden
Society
How I opened my own restaurant in Sweden's Malmö
Sponsored Article
Stockholm tech fest: relive the magic
Gallery
People-watching September 8th
Photo: TT
Politics
Feminists fight for first seats
Politics
Immigration cut push from Sweden Democrats
Sheryl Sandberg says women have "low expectations"
Tech
Facebook exec talks women's limits in Swedish business
Politics
Left Party calls for justice and equality
Politics
Green Party wants 'better world' for kids
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Graduates: Insure your income in Sweden with AEA
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

867
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN