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Man freed after sex with 13 year old girl

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post 13.Sep.2005, 10:25 AM
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Man freed after sex with 13 year old girl

A 22 year old man who had sex with a 13 year old girl on several occasions has been freed by Sollentuna district court. The court said it was unable to confirm that he knew the girl's correct age.

Prosecutor Robert Näppi said he was surprised by the decision.

"They were with each other intensively for at least three months," he said to TT.

"It's senseless that the court gives credibility to his story that he thought she was 16 years old. I am certainly going to appeal."

The pair met when the girl put a picture of herself on the web site 'Snyggast.se' [Cutest]. The girl claimed that she said she was 13 but the man maintained that she said she was 16. He said he was 19.

They began to meet up and that quickly led to a sexual relationship. The man offered her alcohol and bought her gifts of underwear and cuddly toys.

The man denied that they had sex with each other but the court believed the girl's claims that they had - partly because she had told her friends about their sexual activities.

"There has been a question about a mutual relationship, two young people in a love affair," wrote the court in its judgement.

"This is not about an adult with paedophile interests but a young and slightly weak lad who's a favourite with the girls."

Had the prosecutor been able to prove that the 22 year old knew the girl was only 13, he could have been found guilty of the new crime of child rape, or sexual abuse of a child.

But in the court's view it was his word against hers, and from the girl's general appearance it was easy to believe that she was older than she really was. This was also evident from her attempts to get in contact with older boys, said the court.

However, the court added that it was "hard to understand" why the man had lied about his own age and pretended he was a couple of years younger than he was.

TT/The Local
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*Mark Boy*
post 13.Sep.2005, 11:00 AM
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I FIND THIS SCANDALOUS, even if they were boyfriend and girlfriend, he is an ADULT. Now with the result of this case more cases of this will most definately come to light! past and FUTURE!

Sweden, what the hell is going on!
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Wayne W
post 13.Sep.2005, 11:16 AM
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Just another sign that the Swedish court system is lacxing in judgement and that they do not reflect society's views.

First Pedophile Judges and now this...
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Yendor
post 13.Sep.2005, 11:20 AM
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And some Swedish people like to tell me about the breakdown in the American justice system by referring to the OJ Simpson trial where he got away with murder! And a 22 year old adult man gets away with having sex with a 13 year old girl (not a complicated trial)!TALK ABOUT A BREAKDOWN IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM!!!!! But the vast majority of Swedish people dont think that crime is such a big problem in Sweden UNTILL it happens to them, then the call for the death penalty!!
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*Nigel E.j. Griffiths*
post 13.Sep.2005, 11:41 AM
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Just another rip in the fabric of Swedish society and, nothing new here. But this begs the question. When are the Swede's going to stop sucking and gorging themselves on that old and ugly nipple of socialism. :twisted:
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swekiwi
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:05 PM
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Yes, just more proof of swedens dark underbelly of violence against women and girls. Rape is a serious problem everywhere and sweden once again affirms its place in Europe as on of the top places to get away with it.

I am revolted by this. In New Zealadn this guy would have been sent to prison. And rightly so.

Examine the language used in the quotes:

"There has been a question about a mutual relationship, two young people in a love affair," wrote the court in its judgement.

A 22 year old has a lot of power over a 13 year old girl - the court is speaking as though she is an adult, which she is not, she is a child.

"This is not about an adult with paedophile interests but a young and slightly weak lad who's a favourite with the girls."

WTF? A 22 year old man cruises a teens dating site for an easy target and finds one - whats more sinister than that!

"...from the girl's general appearance it was easy to believe that she was older than she really was..."

Doesnt this sound a lot like the old "it's ok to rape a women because she wore a mini skirt"? Because of a subjective observation - she looks older - it's therfore ok to abuse a child?

"...This was also evident from her attempts to get in contact with older boys, said the court."

The key word here is "boys", maybe she did try to contact boys, however a 22 year old man is not a boy. the court is trying to make out he is jsut a boy, which he is not.

Sweden really needs to get their shit together when in comes to the rights of women and girls. rape is a seriously big problem here and i ask, how would the men who let this guy off feel and think if it was their daughter who was the one being raped?
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Wayne W
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:12 PM
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When I asked my wife if she had seen this article today she got upset instantly. She reminded me about a case just a few months ago when a girl was gang-raped by three men. The court found that "she did not resist enough" even though she tried to call the police from her mobile phone but because she was not aware of where she was, the police did not respond. Calling the police to report you are in fact being continually raped is not enough resistance in this country.

The problem is not in just the courts but in the way that the law is written and also in the way police investigate these crimes.

For any Swedish Male out there reading this, "NO" means "NO" and that is all that you require to stop what you are doing, be a gentlemen and leave the lady alone. If she looks 16, as an adult, you should check her ID or maybe talk to her parents to see if she is in fact 16. If in doubt, don't.
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*David OL*
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:15 PM
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If there's turf on the wicket, then it's time to play cricket...
ohmy.gif
This guy must of known by taking a look that she was too young.
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*doobydoo*
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (Nigel E.j. Griffiths)
Just another rip in the fabric of Swedish society and, nothing new here. But this begs the question. When are the Swede's going to stop sucking and gorging themselves on that old and ugly nipple of socialism. :twisted:


Nigel, I agree that this is a rip in the fabric of Swedish society - well put. But what the hell does it have to do with socialism?

For me, this is more indicative of the fact that Sweden has a culture of explanation rather than a culture of responsibility.

Everyone has an excuse, everyone can explain away their misdemeanours, whether they are politicians or young men having sex with underage girls.
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Muckle
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:28 PM
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Since the young man was found not guilty, that means the girl lied about her age, thus luring him into committing a crime.

Shouldn't she now be put on trial for incitement to commit a crime?
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*Streja*
post 13.Sep.2005, 12:37 PM
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I agree with Ruth (hope I got that right). What has this got to do with socialism?
It seems a lot of people on here blame everything that is bad with Sweden on socialism. I find that very strange. It is like saying that the US has polyamory because it has the Bill of Rights... wink.gif
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Braderunner Rennuredarb
post 13.Sep.2005, 01:05 PM
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Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 24.May.2005

I can think of a similar situation...

At a bar...having a good time...meet a nice young lady...sparks fly...subject comes up that she is divorced...no worries. Morning after...OOPS! Divorce is not final! I just had a few rolls with a married woman. Whose fault is it? Yeah...we were a willing "couple" (using the term lightly)...but she is the one that lied.

I can see where he could say that he didnt know...but then again...she is 13! And he lied saying he was older...and on a teen based type site...c'mon...yer not that innocent. If I was only 20 years old, I sure as heck would be checking IDs - it what I did when I was that age. I am paranoid about breaking laws of that nature.
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*Nigel E.j. Griffiths*
post 13.Sep.2005, 01:07 PM
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The Swede's are weak, totaly lacking in moral fiber and, afraid to stand up to be counted. And if they cannot see that this is wrong, they are also dumb

What is preventing the Swede's from changing they way things are done and, why, do they allow this continues woolly headed approach to everything that is destroying the very fabric of their society. it's called Swedish socialism. Even primitive societies have better self control and more self disipline than Sweden has. Wean them off the milk of socialism and they will mentally wither and die as sub humans. And were is the human empathy ? :twisted:
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*Mark Boy*
post 13.Sep.2005, 01:09 PM
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Barney are you sitting on your 'brains' that would completely FCUK any strong minded person who has been raped but destroy a child!" NO means NO either by male or female and for the comment that 'any Swedish male reading this, no means no, dear, rapist are everywhere, they pray on the vunerable and not necessary the weak PLUS rape and child abuse happens ALL over the world!

SUCH IDIOTS! :x
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*Eldridge Holt*
post 13.Sep.2005, 05:33 PM
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Sad, sad, sad

Am I correct in assuming that minors aren't protected if the adult can't determine their age?

In most parts of the US, it's a crime to have sex with a minor regardless of whether the adult [/b]knew the other person's age. The notion is that a minor really doesn't have the mental capacity to understand what they're getting into. It also nips the "well she said, looked, claimed etc, she was older" defense at the bud.

I could see it perhaps if she was closer to the "age of consent" but 13?!? This is ridiculous.

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