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Police suspect rape of three-year-old girl

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 5 Jul 2009, 13:25

Published: 05 Jul 2009 13:25 GMT+02:00

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The girl was playing in a sandpit at a playground in central Sandviken when it is thought she was lured into a nearby apartment by a unknown man. She was later found by her mother visibly shaken and confused.

Police now suspect that the three-year-old was subjected to rape in the apartment before being released onto the street. An investigation has been opened into the incident which occurred on Wednesday evening.

"When children are small we always have to assume the worst," said Jan Friberg at Sandviken police to local newspaper Arbetarbladet.

The three-year-old girl has been examined by a doctor and has been taken back to the area around the playground in order to try to establish where she was taken.

The newspaper writes that due to the girl's young age it has been impossible to interview her.

Police have opened an investigation into the suspected rape of a minor and are awaiting the results of tests on samples taken from the girl.

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Jan Friberg underlined that the definition of rape is broad and was unwilling to specify as to the basis of the police suspicions.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

21:44 July 5, 2009 by Xzion
what idiot kind of news is this, just a suspect and news is confermed.

what stupid kind of culture is this, making rumors of rape.

what an awful law which is going to investigate a rap of 3 year old kid.

what nonsense people who are taking rights from their kids to play with their neighbors.

what a beauty of this freedom , we have much freedom to publish, speak, ban our kids, freedom which have have taken family life and demand much more.

one day these people will put in different cages for their complete freedom
23:43 July 5, 2009 by Fahad Waqas
yes some idiots are here infact everywhere so the best is to make such a punishment and even strick punishment so that nobody even think about doing that, i mean 3 year old pffffffffffffffffffffffff i want to kill that bastard without any investigation no FIR no further questioning no argument shot dzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on the spot IS THAT CLEAR TO ALL OF YOU
01:31 July 6, 2009 by DStrope
is it her word against the person who is charged?
19:29 July 6, 2009 by what_ever
Of course the "rapist" is a monster and deserves the most severe punishment but I also wonder why the little girl was out playing by herself. She is only 3....
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