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Woman charged over violent rape

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08:27 CEST+02:00
A 32-year-old woman from northern Sweden has been indicted on a charge of aggravated rape after forcing another woman at knifepoint to perform oral sex.

Accompanied by a male relative, the 32-year-old forced her way into the woman's apartment in Haparanda in January this year.

The pair stole 1,000 kronor ($165) from the victim before forcing her into sexual acts which, according to the indictment, were comparable to full intercourse.

Prosecutor Agneta Karlsson told Sveriges Radio that it is extremely unusual for a woman to be charged with aggravated rape.

The victim was first held at knifepoint by the 32-year-old and forced to masturbate and perform oral sex on the male intruder, Sveriges Radio reports.

The roles were then reversed, as the victim was ordered under threat of violence to perform oral sex on the 32-year-old woman.

An international arrest warrant has been issued for the man, who remains at large.

In addition to the aggravated rape charge, the 32-year-old has also been indicted for theft and holding the women captive against her will.

If arrested, the woman's male relative can expect to face similar charges.

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