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Teen girl kidnappers: 'strip now or die'

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16:07 CEST+02:00
Three Swedish teenage girls have been charged for kidnapping and stripping another 17-year-old girl who had once dated the ex-boyfriend of one of the kidnappers.

The victim was waiting at a bus stop in Malmö when a blue Mercedes pulled up next to her.

The three girls, aged 17, 18, and 19, then hopped out of the car and confronted the 17-year-old.

“We're gonna go for a little ride,” said one of the kidnappers, according to the victim, the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper reports.

The girls then drove the teenager to a deserted stretch of road near Vellinge, about 20 kilometres south of Malmö.

“Now you're going to take off all your clothes,” said one of the kidnappers, according to the Metro newspaper.

When the 17-year-old resisted, the trio of teens then threatened to kill her. They forced her to the ground and tore off the girl's jacket and shirt before robbing her of jewelry and money.

One of the teen attackers photographed the entire incident and threatened to send the pictures to the 17-year-old's boyfriend.

The motivation for snatching and threatening the 17-year-old victim stemmed from a love triangle involving the boyfriend, who had previously dated the youngest kidnapper.

The victim was also reportedly pregnant carrying his child at the time of the kidnapping.

After the violent robbery, the teens then forced the 17-year-old back in the car and returned to Malmö, threatening again to kill the girl if she went to the police.

But the victim did eventually seek help from the authorities, and during questioning by police, the 17-year-old kidnapper confessed to the crime and in so doing implicated her two accomplices.

The three teens have now been charged in district court with unlawful deprivation of liberty, making illegal threats, robbery, and interference in a judicial matter.

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