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Two charged with rape of 16-year-old

Two men, aged in their twenties, have been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Höör, north of Malmö.

The girl was reportedly intoxicated, and had gone to the toilet where she was vomiting. The two accused allegedly forced their way into the toilet, and removed the girl’s clothing, before repeatedly raping her, in turn, according to the indictment.

Chief prosecutor, Bengt Åsbäck, said in his summons that the men had shown particular disrespect through both participating in the assault of the plaintiff, in a locked room, the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported.

The men have been charged with aggravated rape. Both men have admitted that they had sexual intercourse with the girl, but they deny criminal action.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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