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Swedish pro footballer cleared of rape

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 6 Dec 2010, 11:44

Published: 06 Dec 2010 11:44 GMT+01:00

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Johnson stood accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman at his home in Solna north of Stockholm on May 27th, but the Solna District Court threw out the charges on Monday morning.

Johnson was detained on suspicion on rape on October 15th after he was arrested by the police three days earlier. He admitted to having had sexual relations with the woman, while maintaining his innocence of the rape charges.

The court ruling means that Johnson walked free from the court, which was not satisfied that the evidence was sufficient to remand him into custody.

AIK suspended Johnson in October after key sponsors demanded action after the midfield star's arrest. Beer company Åbro, a main backer, had demanded the club suspend Johnson within 24 hours or lose its sponsorship.

Johnson has been involved in a series of scandals while playing for AIK and Häcken in Sweden. He was convicted of drink driving on several occasions, as well as assaulting his then-girlfriend in 2005, receiving a sentence of 60 days community service.

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Liberian-born Johnson was granted Swedish citizenship in March.

His arrest was the latest in a string of setbacks for Solna-based AIK, which was recently fined by UEFA following crowd trouble, which also provoked strong reactions from key sponsors.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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12:43 December 6, 2010 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Outrageous!! A scorned Swedish female (more than likely treated like a "night walker") had a Black man locked up, fired from his job and he has little too no recourse to regain his good name. This is disgusting.

This is precisely why I do not believe the charges against the founder of Wiki leaks since Sweden is a unisex androgynous society that propels logic out the window for some fanciful equality between men and women.

I hope this young man can sue for liable and unlawful discharge from his job.
13:08 December 6, 2010 by krow
Apart from wikileak sex hullabaloo, the stories of rape are kind of directed to foreigners. Am I mistaken here?
13:23 December 6, 2010 by Rishonim
Although he was cleared from the rape charges, his name and reputation will be besmirched for the rest of his life. What about the girl? Why don't they publish her name? So she will go back to her normal life while Johnson will always be known as the guy who was accused of rape. It seems that if a girl have it out for you, the only thing she has to do is to cry rape and your name will be plastered all over the news while her identity will be protected. Sick
13:53 December 6, 2010 by calebian22
"... the court, which was not satisfied that the evidence was sufficient to remand him into custody."

Not having enough evidence to proceed is a long way from being proven innocent. Date rape is one of the hardest crimes to pursue. It doesn't mean that this obvious pillar of society is not a rapist scumbag however.
14:08 December 6, 2010 by Boyfriend
it is fashion for girls in Sweden to simply charge their boyfriends because they might go with another girl or maybe he is immigrants and immigrants are raper according to SD.

Next time if some one claim something then first check her/his membership /relationship with SD .
16:57 December 6, 2010 by unseen



still pathetic
18:05 December 6, 2010 by Ravioli
It is hard to believe that this criminal was given Swedish citizenship when everyone knows that he should have been DEPORTED from the country after assaulting his ex. He obviously thinks that he can get away with anything now and everyone associated with AIK knows that he will rape again. Congrats to Sweden for adding this loser to your citizenry.
18:17 December 6, 2010 by TheOriginalBlackMan

Go take your medicine, you are having delusional thoughts again.
18:24 December 6, 2010 by angry nigeria man
i am sory for some swedish lady the way they lie about laping and the way they set mens up in this country and the swedish government keep quit there soo many innocent people that are in prison for not know any about laping and they are they they because there are foringer or because swedish womens need money from then why the go after foringners and want to put them inside prison they are thiefffoooo, god deyoooo, repentoooo. if ur are claiming that someone lape u while that is not true i promise you u one fine day u will get what ur looking for
19:14 December 6, 2010 by Colins
@ angry nigeria man

Are you out of your mind? How can you post such a blunder. Take some classes in English immediately and NEVER post such rubbish on this forum again, Lest I forget change your username.
21:10 December 6, 2010 by Ravioli
It was Bapupa (Gefle) last season. Johnson this season. I am taking bets on which African footballer it will be next season...
21:52 December 6, 2010 by double concerto
A fine new citizen for you:):)
22:37 December 6, 2010 by Njal
What never ceases to amaze me is the amount of rape that happens in Africa on a daily basis. Is it any real surprise when another of Africa's son's gets charged with rape? It is a national past-time for many countries in Africa.

Then an african with previous assault charges against women, appears in the papers again, and alot of non-white immigrants get up in arms about the 'poor black man' maligned by a racist white society (take your pick) again.

He should never have been given citizenship, let alone the ability to walk the same streets as Swedish daughters. Just because he's been granted citizenship, does not mean it should not be revoked, and the law ought to be changed to protect true Swedes.
00:30 December 7, 2010 by chima_arsenal
Lol @ the post from colins or should i say Lol at angry nigeria man's post. And yeah, u really need to change that name.
01:24 December 7, 2010 by double concerto
Fact, rape is a way of life all over africa, and of course some of those who have been all their lives in that environment are going find it very difficult to change their ways whilst surrounded by very attractive white girls. A few years ago an afrian aquaintance from Ghana once told me that every black mans dream was to own a white jaguar car, and have a white woman.
05:41 December 7, 2010 by fm
@angry nigeria man.....What nonsense? how can you come from Nigeria and yet can't even write simple English, you can't even spell rape even after seeing it on the article, what a disgrace you are to Nigerians, please correct the spelling of your username at least even if you don't want to change it as advised.
07:28 December 7, 2010 by TheOriginalBlackMan
@double concerto

Actually Europe is the rape capital of the world, indeed, has always been the prostitution, rape, war and exploiter of the world. It is only those who wish to point their fingers at others to avoid looking in the mirror who would voice an delusional opinion such as yours.

As for this incident it is truly sad. I know plenty of Swedish women who, as quite as it is kept, are either Black men stalkers or have given up on men all together since they do not find "white" men attractive or masculine, especially Swedish men, fact. Oyoyo!

I have come to the conclusion that while all black men that have children with 'white' women are not respected in the African community, those who "halnick" a "white" female are regarded with less disdain since they are conducting business or satisfying their youthful lust on readily available females.

Most Swedish women who are scorned by a Black man, 'white' man or even just got their feeling hurt use the racist, hetrophobic Swedish system to thier advatage. It sometimes works.
11:13 December 7, 2010 by logi
@Njal I dont know where you get your rape statistics about africa as a continent or particular countries in africa. Generally speaking europe has had a fair disaster of rape and war which usually go together, or of islam encouraging child marriages etc. On country by country basis you dont even have correct records of what transpire sexually in european countries of today that you are close to or probably visit sometimes, how much more countries in africa that u only watch on bbc or some documentry done by a biased NGO, who only needed funding to put food on their table. dont forget that when a country is at war u dont expect people to celebrate, rather people suffer untold hardship including rape. "world war two"....so far away but near!!
12:26 December 7, 2010 by Anarka
Oh, I thought that the woman is usually blamed of the rape in sweden....
18:38 December 7, 2010 by Njal

You're either blind or have your head buried in the sand. Yes, rape is something that all races are guilty of, but it is actually part of the culture in many african nations, (i.e. tribalism). It ought to be clear by now, that what's happening in Sweden, and elswhere in Europe. As for rape statistics, it's not difficult to see how things have changed for the worse, or perhaps you think the increase of rape by non-white males is 'just coincidence' ( most conveniently I do not doubt). Do you think we in the West are blind to how things have become, by accepting large amounts of useless charachters such as this Dulo?

Equating what goes on in Africa, with what you claim happens elsewhere is not the same thing at all. Africa has had many decades since European powers left, to get their houses in order, but by and large, Africa is a disaster. I don't see any reason for having 'economic rapist refugees' like Dulo in the West. Again you will probably find some reason to blame us (the West) for this

Again, if you are a visitor to a country and are of African or Arabian descent (or any race other than the host countries people), then the native population doesn't really want you there, unless you are contributing in a useful way, and really want to be there. It's all very well for people to say 'we have a right to be here!' but those rights weren't given to you by the whole country, a small group of politicians did so for political reasons. Who do you think gave you those rights? Africa? Arabia?

Question: Why can't a country such as Haiti, which is self-ruled by her African decendants, and has had their own self-rule for well over a century, not create a prosperous/peaceful society created solely by themselves?

More of the same from 'originalblackman'. I feel compelled to remind that person, that if he finds anything about the West that he doesn't like, then he is free to go back with his 'lovely Ugandan wife' to mother Africa whenever he likes.
15:20 December 8, 2010 by Alf Garnett
Swedish footballer? Could have sworn he was Ghan-a-an.

Probably one of those people SD warned about!!
18:07 December 8, 2010 by vb74
@originalblack male

You are so pathetic. You clearly hate white people to the point that you lie about Europe. And the way you try to immasculate white men leads me to the obvious conclusion that deep down your scared of us. So what's wrong did you get picked on or beat up by one of us? Did your girl cheat on you with one of us?

Deny it all you want little man but something happened. And the complete denial you have about how your people really are is amazing. But njal is right, if you hate Europe so much then go back to whatever crap hole of a country you crawled out of and stop whining on this website. But I guess this is the only way you have to express your true opinions as you are to big of a coward to say any of your B.S. to anyone's face.
14:17 December 13, 2010 by alecLoTh
No one seems to have looked at any rape statistics. Go have a look, on a separate tab in your browser. Then come back here, not a moment sooner. That such ignorance not only exists, in all pride - is dumbfounding.

Quit blanket statements, this is a separate case and we, believers in a just democracy have pursued it with the law and this is the outcome.

If we put ourselves outside of the law's decision then we step closer to where the rapists are.
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