Man sold mentally disabled wife for sex

A 44-year-old man is to face trial next week on charges of selling his mentally disabled young wife as a sex slave on at least 100 occasions.

The suspect met the 19-year-old woman on the internet before the couple got married in a church north of Stockholm last summer.

But it was not long before the 44-year-old began using a site on the internet to sell the sexual services of his wife.

“She was completely in his command and did whatever he told her,” prosecutor Robert Näppi told Metro.

The woman was ordered to have sex with dozens of men at a hotel in central Stockholm and a series of apartments in Gothenburg.

The 44-year-old’s alleged pimping offences were only discovered however when police began investigating him for making threats in the spring of 2006 and found child pornography on his computer.

After an extensive two year investigation the man has now been indicted on a string of charges that range from trafficking, aggravate procuring, aggravated child pornography offences and child rape to threats, assault and fraud.

He is also accused of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl.

Police also found the email addresses of a number of suspected paedophiles in the computer of one of the man’s accomplices. The discovery led to an extensive child pornography raid earlier this week.

Two men, 35 and 37, suspected of assisting the 44-year-old are also being held on charges of aggravated procuring.

The trial of the three men is scheduled to begin at Attunda District Court on Wednesday.


Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.