Prison for rape of 11-year-old
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 23 Feb 2008, 10:44
Published: 23 Feb 2008 10:44 GMT+01:00
The 25-year-old man met the girl on popular Swedish website hamsterpaj.se. The 11-year-old girl had been given her first computer with a web camera for Christmas. The man met the girl twice, once in a park in Stockholm and then once in his apartment, where they had sex several times, Dagens Nyheter reports.
The man was convicted of child rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. In addition to the two year prison sentence the 25-year-old was ordered to pay 75,000 kronor ($11,881) in compensation.
The child's father was disappointed at the sentence and considered three years in prison to be more suitable.
"It must be because there was no attack. He has manipulated her into this. He has claimed in court that she has been the instigator," the girl's father said to Dagens Nyheter.
Johan Höglund at hamsterpaj.se concedes that the site has a moral responsibility to prevent and hinder such things occurring but argues that they "can not act as baby-sitters." Höglund points out to Dagens Nyheter that thousands of children under 13 years of age visit the site every week.