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Conviction for Sweden’s ‘youngest female pimp’

A 17-year-old girl from Malmö in southern Sweden has been convicted for selling the sexual services of a 14-year-old mentally disabled girl. The 20-year-old man suspected of masterminding the pimping operation was acquitted.

The teen is thought to be the youngest female ever convicted for aggravated pimping in Sweden.

In addition, three other women, two aged 19 and one 18 years old, were also convicted for their role in exploiting the disabled teen.

One of the 19-year-olds was convicted of pimping and sentenced to probation and 180 hours of community service in lieu of an eight month prison sentence.

The second 19-year-old woman, who was acquitted of pimping charges, nevertheless received 200 hours of community service and a suspended sentence after being convicted of unlawful deprivation of liberty.

The 18-year-old was sentenced to 180 hours of community service for unlawful deprivation of liberty, unlawful coercion, and theft.

The court’s ruling leaves the 17-year-old teen as the only suspect found guilty of aggravated pimping in a case which shocked local prosecutors.

“I have never heard of anything like this before,” prosecutor Ulrika Rogland told the TT news agency when the 17-year-old was remanded to custody in September.

The 17-year-old admitted that she arranged for men to have sex with the disabled girl in return for payment between August and December last year. Often the 14-year-old victim would have sex with two men at the same time.

A subsequent police investigation revealed that the girl was pimped out weekly to about five customers, who paid between 500 kronor ($75) and 1,000 kronor for the girl’s sexual service, with the lion’s share of the revenue going straight into the pockets of the suspects.

In addition to the pimping charges, the 17-year-old girl was also found guilty of unlawful deprivation of liberty, unlawful coercion, robbery, and interference in a judicial matter.

As punishment for her crimes, the 17-year-old was sentenced to 10 months in a juvenile care facility.

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Teen charged for nude ‘selfie’ Facebook post

A 16-year-old girl in southern Sweden has been charged for aggravated defamation after uploading a naked picture a classmate took of herself to Facebook.

Teen charged for nude 'selfie' Facebook post

The picture was taken by the victim herself, a “selfie” she sent to a boy in the school late last year, reported the Smålandsposten newspaper (SMP).

When the image went viral among the school via Facebook and other social media, police were called in to find out where the spread began.

It was traced back to a fake Facebook account, and police interrogation led to the name of the 16-year-old girl who has now been charged. She refused to admit how she got hold of the picture, and told officers that she regretted the move and was prepared to accept the consequences.

She added that she uploaded the picture as “revenge” for other posts on social media the victim had made previously, SMP wrote.

The 16-year-old will stand trial at the Växjö District Court on Friday for charges of defamation.

The incident is not the first involving teenage students posting private information to social media in Sweden.

In December, teens in Gothenburg rioted after an Instagram user set a “slut shaming” operation in motion on the image site listing the sexual habits of girls and boys in the school. The incident led to the conviction of two teen girls in June, who were ordered to pay a total of 570,000 kronor ($85,370) to their victims

And in May last year, a young woman whose phone was stolen was horrified to learn that her own nude photos of herself had been uploaded by the thief to her own Facebook account.

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