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Lindgren convicted of further rape

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17:50 CEST+02:00
Haga Man rapist Niklas Lindgren has been convicted on a further count of rape by an appeals court in Umeå. The court also confirmed his earlier convictions for rape and attempted murder and his sentence of 14 years in jail.

Umeå Court of Appeal said that many of Lindgren's attacks "were characterised by brutal and disproportionate violence with elements of humiliation."

Lindgren terrorised Umeå for seven years until his arrest in march this year, after police received an anonymous tip-off as to his identity. He was forced to give a DNA sample to police forensic scientists, and after initially denying the crimes, he eventually confessed.

The additional rape for which Lindgren has now been convicted happened in december 2000 in the Ersboda district of Umeå. The appeal court said that there was no forensic evidence for the rape, but convicted Lindgren partly on the basis of the girl's description of him. The court said that it was proven beyond reasonable doubt that it was Lindgren that had raped the girl.

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