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Boy convicted over group rape

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A 15-year-old boy in Malmö has been sentenced to eight months in a youth detention centre after being found guilty of involvement in the rape of two girls in the city last October.

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.

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