Boy convicted over group rape
TT/The Local · 26 Mar 2008, 11:58
Published: 26 Mar 2008 11:58 GMT+01:00
The boy was found guilty by Malmö District Court of illegal detention, attempted rape, aggravated sexual coercion and robbery.
The crimes took place after a group of around ten boys convinced two girls to join them in a cellar on Bangatan in Malmö. Once downstairs, they were dragged into a garbage disposal room and a storage area and subjected to a number of sexual attacks.
Two of the group, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, were indicted on a number of charges. In the case of the 17-year-old, the charges included one of aggravated rape.
But only the younger boy turned up in court. The 17-year-old escaped from the institutional home where he lived. Social services believe that the boy may have been taken by his parents to Iraq, his country of birth. A warrant has been put out for his arrest.
A third boy was also suspected of sexually assaulting the two girls. As he was under 15, however, he could not be charged and was instead handed over to social services.