Businessman held in Swedish teen sex ring

A 60-year-old businessman has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old-girl as part of a sex ring probe that has so far led to four criminal indictments.

The man was arrested for the year-old rape at his apartment in Östermalm in central Stockholm on Tuesday morning, Dagens Nyheter reports.

The suspect is believed to be part of a network led by 40-year-old businessman suspected of pimping nine Swedish school girls since he started the operation in 2006.

The girls came from the Stockholm area and southern Sweden and their services, were marketed though an internet chat site to customers in Jönköping in central Sweden, as well as Malmö and Stockholm.

Meetings took place in hotel rooms or in clients’ cars and involved everything from oral sex to violent group sex.