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Man accused of raping 92-year-old woman

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A 57-year-old man has been charged with raping a 92-year-old-woman in Uppsala earlier this year.

Uppsala District Court also charged the man with sexually molesting four other elderly women in their homes in the period from 2003 to 2006.

But police believe that the suspect may have committed many more crimes of a similar nature. The families of a large number of women, all over the age of 85, have reported that an unknown man had been paying to the women's homes in the eastern Swedish city.

The man was arrested outside Stockholm and taken into custody at the end of October.

The suspect came into contact with the women while out walking or cycling. He told police that he got a sexual kick from seeking out older women.

"According to his own description, he first finds out where the women live. He then rings on the women's doorbells after a few weeks or months and says he wants to check the radiators," said police spokeswoman Anne Sjöblom.

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