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Famous entertainer arrested for rape

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18:08 CET+01:00
A 42-year-old entertainer suspected of raping a teenage girl eight years ago turned himself in to police in Gothenburg on Tuesday.

The suspect, described by Göteborgs-Posten as a well-known entertainer from western Sweden, was on tour in South America until recently.

The 42-year-old is accused of forcing a young woman to have sex with him in the Ystad area. The victim was working as a nanny for a popular actress in Skåne at the time of the alleged rape, Göteborgs-Posten reports.

Having presented himself at a Gothenburg police station, the suspect was immediately taken into custody.

"He denies committing an offence," prosecutor Anna Håkansson told TT.

The 42-year-old had been scheduled to appear in front of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday in connection with a separate case.

Varberg District Court cleared him last winter of the charge of sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl but the verdict was appealed.

The suspect's appeals court hearing was postponed following his arrest on Tuesday. Instead he was taken to Ystad for further questioning.

"In my opinion, we have to question him about the rape now. The Court of Appeal will have to put back its hearing," said Anna Håkansson.

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