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Örebro rape suspect confesses to one attack

TT/The Local · 15 Oct 2010, 14:41

Published: 15 Oct 2010 12:07 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Oct 2010 14:41 GMT+02:00

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The district court in Örebro ruled Friday afternoon that the man be remanded in custody on suspicions of one case of aggravated rape, one case of rape and two counts of attempted rape.

During the hearing, the 23-year-old admitted to the rape that took place on Örebro's Boglundsgatan in March this year. Thus, the remand ruling came as no surprise. However, he continues to claim his innocence in the other cases.

"He acknowledged the motion to remand and was therefore expected to be remanded in custody. My client is not well. He's together, but devastated," defence attorney Margareta Arvidsson told the TT news agency.

She claimed, however, the evidence against her client is weak when it comes to the other attacks of which he stands accused, which include an attempted rape on Örebro's Trängkärrsvägen on August 11th, 2005, as well as a rape committed last Sunday on Egnahemsvägen and an attempted rape on Tunnelgatan, also committed last Sunday.

The man appeared resolute when he stepped into the courtroom. He wore a green prison uniform and had a blue terry towel around his shoulders.

After the brief introduction, the district court decided that the hearing should continue behind closed doors, which lasted only an hour.

Police have been investigating dozens of assaults in the city over a long period of time and have taken hundreds of DNA samples from men who are of interest in various ways in the investigation.

Last week, the the 23-year-old was called in to the police for a saliva sample.

"Last Friday, he called us and said he could not come," Örebro police information director Torbjörn Carlson told news agency TT.

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The man's refusal surprised the police and heightened their suspicions against him.

Before the man was arrested on Monday, two women were attacked on Sunday and it is believed that he was behind both assaults.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:26 October 15, 2010 by Sam1
The only thing is he confessed
17:05 October 15, 2010 by Irishmanabroad
Didn't someone say this chap was Somalian? Doesn't look like it to me scaremonger!
18:37 October 15, 2010 by ISayWhatPeopleThink

People say a lot of things, but the official word from the cops when they were looking for the suspect was that he was "fair skinned" in the description of the perp. Not sure where all the Somalian crap came from.
18:53 October 15, 2010 by pantheratigris
No, no Somalis are in charge of terrorism, they can't take care of all areas...
08:23 October 16, 2010 by BlackAfrican
Go figure another "white" Swede? Europeans are on their way out fast since though they say they do ot watch t.v and the propaganda it invokes they beleieve every last thing that is said on the telivison "lies".

After the first major collapse of a European country "America" the real fun will begin.....
10:44 October 16, 2010 by cowboykodp

I believe it was @ww77ww and his racist buddies (asian123, carnitas, panthera, etc..)

Of course they would say they are concerned citizens, and we are leftist/communist for pointing out that one must not assume things.

I guess they forgot the first rule of legal proceedings in all democracies, which is Innocent until proven guilty, and all people are equal regardless of their race, color or religion.
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