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Swedish woman faces charges for falsely accusing father of rape

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A young Swedish woman who falsely accused her father of rape will now face charges of her own.

The father had received a five-year prison sentence in 2007 after the then 17-year-old girl told her school he had sexually assaulted her. The school in turn reported the man to the authorities.

The man was later convicted in the district court on the basis of his daughter's testimony which alleged that the sexual abuse began when she was 4-5 years old and continued until she was around 16.

The Svea Court of Appeal later overturned the man's conviction after further allegations from his daughter were proved to be unfounded.

The man spent a total of 50 days in custody and he was also ordered to pay his daughter 330,000 kronor ($45,886) in compensation. When the man was arrested his daughter and a sibling were placed in care, according to the Dagens Nyheter daily.

The daughter has now been charged with making false allegations, an offense that carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.

“I have agonized over whether or not to report my own daughter. But I hope that the case will lead to an investigation into her own mental state. And I don't want what happened to me to happen to any one else,” the father told the newspaper.

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