Swedish women plagued by 'video masturbator'
TT/David Landes · 15 Jul 2009, 08:21
Published: 15 Jul 2009 08:21 GMT+02:00
Two women have filed complaints with police describing nearly identical incidents in which they answered video phone calls only to have images of a man masturbating pop up on the screen, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reports.
A 19-year-old woman received the first call from a hidden number on Monday around 10am. When she saw the man masturbating, she immediately ended the call. When she received another call from a hidden number a few minutes later, she didn’t answer.
A few hours later, the same thing happened to a 25-year-old woman. In addition to the masturbatory phone call, the 25-year-old also received a mobile phone text message with sexually explicit contents.
Police aren’t ruling out that the two incidents are related, but have not yet been able to definitively establish a connection.
According to police, the offences are serious enough to warrant requesting and reviewing the phone records in order to pinpoint the perpetrator via his mobile phone number.