Woman politician in court over child rape

A prosecution for child rape has been launched against a female politician from central Sweden, according to Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen.

The woman, in her forties, is accused of raping the twelve-year old on several occasions during a six month period.

She works at the school attended by the boy, as well as holding several political positions for the Social Democrats. These include sitting as a member of her municipality’s education committee.