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Swedish businesswoman had child with 14-year-old boy

A Swedish woman who bore the child of a 14-year-old Uruguayan boy has been sentenced by Svea Court of Appeal to six months in jail for sexually exploiting a minor. The boy was twelve years old when their sexual relationship began.

The woman, 32, said to be a high-profile company director, was 29 years old when she gave birth to the boy’s daughter, her third child in all.

But the baby was conceived in Sweden rather then Uruguay. Once she had returned to her homeland, the businesswoman managed to convince the father of her two oldest children that the boy should live with them.

“I said that he was like a brother to me but didn’t mention anything about our relationship,” the woman told the district court earlier this year.

The boy, who comes from a renowned Uruguayan political family, was also keen to make the move despite his family’s protests, Expressen reports.

In order to ensure that he would be allowed to stay in the country, the businesswoman supplied Swedish authorities with false information, suggesting that the boy came from an impoverished background.

Once he had moved to Sweden, the boy shared a bedroom with the director’s two children.

She initially paid for his upkeep but in time she began receiving money from the state to take care of him.

In 2003, the director resumed her sexual relationship with the boy. Their daughter was born in January 2004, when the boy was 14.

The story first came to light when the boy became intoxicated and described his relationship with the older woman to the mother of a girl his own age, who reported the matter to the police.

The boy, who is now 18, has said that he and the director intend getting married. Proclaiming his love for the older woman, he said he wanted them to raise their child together.

The appeals court ruled that the boy’s age and the fact that he was in the woman’s care meant that she had committed punishable offences. But since the boy had given his consent, the crimes were not deemed to warrant a longer sentence.

The public prosecutor had called for a considerably longer jail term for aggravated sexual abuse and child rape.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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