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Two teenage girls raped in harrowing car ride

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09:31 CEST+02:00
Two 17-year-old girls were repeatedly raped and assaulted during a harrowing 16 hour car journey in southern Sweden.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with aggravated rape and other offences, according to local news website Corren.se.

"Neither the detective inspector who worked on the investigation nor I have experienced a worse rape case than this one," district prosecutor Britt-Louise Viklund told Corren.se.

On March 8th, the 30-year-old man and his girlfriend embarked on a car journey from Hultsfred in southern Sweden, with the two 17-year-old girls as passengers.

The man quickly pulled a knife on his passengers, locked the doors and threw all mobile telephones out of the car, warning:

"If everyone just obeys this will go fine. Follow my instructions and you will live," according to court papers.

The man bound his girlfriend with tape and on several occasions during their journey pulled over at deserted houses and desolate lay-bys and raped and assaulted the two teenagers.

The two girls were at times forced to sit on the floor of the car and were forbidden to talk to each other.

The 16 hour long terror ride came to an end in Linköping when the car sustained a puncture. The man then took a taxi to Linköping University Hospital's psychiatric clinic where he sought care.

The man has admitted in principle to all of the offences and is reported to have been convicted of several prior sadistic rapes. He has previously served a seven year prison sentence.

The defendant will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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