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Örebro rape suspect admits to more attacks

TT/The Local/vt · 10 Jan 2011, 14:18

Published: 10 Jan 2011 14:18 GMT+01:00

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The man is currently in custody on suspicions of having carried out 10 assaults against women and will face a new detention hearing on Tuesday.

"I want him detained on probable cause for the new offenses," said deputy chief prosecutor Pia Åsberg on Monday.

The new crimes include attempted rapes in 2005 and 2008, assault and sexual molestation in October 2010 and sexual molestation in the same month.

In addition to acknowledging the latest cases, the man already confessed in November to seven of the assaults for which he is currently in custody. Beyond the new crimes, there were no current plans to interview him regarding several other incidents as of last month.

The man was initially arrested on October 11th, 2010 after cancelling a DNA test with the police. One day before his arrest, two women were attacked and it is believed that he was behind both assaults.

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Previously, police had distanced themselves from reports that the man was a suspect in an unsolved double homicide in Linköping in 2004.

If he is convicted for all of the crimes for which he is currently under suspicion, he would become the worst serial rapist in Sweden's history.

TT/The Local/vt (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:31 January 10, 2011 by karex
I don't understand what the picture has to do with the story?
16:41 January 10, 2011 by GLO
I will bet his parents want to crawl in a hole, what a sick SOB...
17:43 January 10, 2011 by Rap43
Karex: One of his most violent assaults took place at that location
18:43 January 10, 2011 by Arturio
They should cut his balls with shears not necessarily sterilized.
02:27 January 11, 2011 by waffen
A photo of him, or a name, would be helpful in determining ethnicity as opposed to "Orebro rape suspect," or will that have to await his conviction and sentencing?

I definitely want to know whether he is an ethnic Swede from a multi-generational family of ethnic Swedes, or an immigrant from a family of immigrants.

His actions has allegedly been happening now for six and possibly seven years, and his identity is still a big secret.
05:46 January 11, 2011 by volvoman9
One day before his arrest, two women were attacked and it is believed that he was behind both assaults. Interesting choice of words.
08:34 January 11, 2011 by Rick Methven

He is a Svensson from way back born and bred in Sweden
09:42 January 11, 2011 by procrustes
If I were Biltema, I'd be suing someone for associating my company with a rape story.
14:48 January 11, 2011 by La Figaro
How many years do you think he'll get in prison considering how lenient and merciful Sweden is with rape cases; 5 year maximum?!
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