Woman politician cleared of child rape

An unnamed female politician who was accused of raping a 12-year-old boy has been found not-guilty by the Örebro district court.

The woman, who represents the Social Democrats in a municipal child and youth committee in a town in central Sweden, was said to have assaulted the boy starting last November and ending in May. The boy told the prosecutor that the woman made him give her oral sex, but the woman denied those allegations during the trial.

She admitted to having the boy give her an oiled full body message, according to Aftonbladet.

The woman was freed of the charges on Wednesday after the court found too little evidence to support the boy’s claims.

The woman said she simply loved the boy and thought he was pretty, but said her relationship was not sexual or romantic.