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Prosecutor demands 14 years for Örebro rapes

TT/The Local · 12 Apr 2011, 14:26

Published: 12 Apr 2011 14:26 GMT+02:00

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The prosecutor closed her case by demanding 14 years in prison - the maximum penalty for this kind of offence.

Niklas Eliasson stands accused of a total of 17 offences since 2005, of which 14 concern sex offences. All the offences were committed in Örebro in eastern Sweden.

Eliasson has admitted to all offences, but has found it hard to explain why he committed them. The women are now suing him for a total of 1.2 million kronor ($191,000)

The assistant chief prosecutor Pia Åsberg argued in her concluding speech that he be put through a psychiatric examination.

According to his lawyer Margareta Arvidsson, Eliasson has requested a psychiatric examination, as he ‘doesn’t understand his own actions’.

The arrest of 24-year-old Eliasson last autumn was a relief for many Örebro residents who had lived in fear as police continued their search for the man behind a series of brutal rapes, which had been carried out over a period of several years.

The charges against the man include eight cases of attempted rape or aggravated rape, three charges of aggravated rape, two cases of assault, two cases of sexual molestation, one charged of robbery and one relating to weapons offences.

Åsberg is relived that the trial is over. It has been tough for many of the women, she told news agency TT.

“The police have done a great job, making sure that all the women have been able to attend,“ she told TT.

According to Åsberg, Eliasson has been co-operative during the proceedings but hasn’t shown much emotion.

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His lawyer claims that Eliasson has found the trial difficult.

“He says the trial has been hard work, but necessary,” Arvidsson told TT.

The Örebro district court will deliver its verdict in a week’s time.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:18 April 12, 2011 by Liquidmonkey



he should get 5 life sentences and THAT IS GOING EASY.

swedish justice system is a total farce IMO.
19:25 April 12, 2011 by StockholmSam
Wow, one year per sexual offense. Boy, if all the sex offenders of the world knew about the light sentences here, they would flock to this place...oh, wait...
20:39 April 12, 2011 by Boyfriend
Sverige Democrat (SD) would later claim Eliasson was an immigrant.

Hand these rapers to Talibans they know how to treat these rapers. I am sure next time no one would dare to rape any innocents female especially If they know someone is going hand them to Taliban.
20:50 April 12, 2011 by Dazzler
Isn't that sort of a prerequisite to join the Taliban?
21:45 April 12, 2011 by Boyfriend
I Personally hate Taliban and would never want someone to join them.

And what to do? since USA created such backward groups in order to invade Afghanistan. Every Afghans knows that Talibans are CIA agents and Once USA gets permanent base in Afghanistan you will see Taliban would disappear in a few month. right now they are scaring Afghans from them that if we leave they would come and get you guys. Anyhow

They have many barbaric law which I am against that law but I love the law when it comes to dealing rapers. Sweden needs strict law to protect females in the future.

I am saying this to hand these raper to Taliban because law in Europe would give them 2 years in prison with access to everything and they cost like 2000kr per day and it is my tax money which are paid to rapers.
00:07 April 13, 2011 by wenddiver
I would guess that would get you about 9 Life sentences in Louisiana, at Angola State Penitentary. Murder is punished of course by execution. Initually you would be kept in a small un-airconditioned cell, with one hours exercise a day, but eventually you would be made to cut Sugar Cane by hand in the Louisiana Heat and 90% humidity. Correction Officers on horseback guard you with 12 Guage Shot Guns in case you try to run off, they will literally cut you in half. Louisiana's Mosquitos are in a Leaque all their own.

They have a Rodeo where Prisioners sit at a table playing cards and they let a real Bull lose! Last Prisioner sitting at the table gets a prize! Children attending learn it isn't much fun being a prisioner of the Great State of Louisiana.

This is actually considered a very effective program and Angola State Penitentary ussually returns a profit to the State from the inmate Labor. You might want to study their program, as it is cheap and seems to work.

Not many Offenders come back to Louisiana if released. Go fiqure???
13:49 April 13, 2011 by Syftfel
Since in this case the offender may be an ethnic Swede, he should get the full 14. Had he been a recent culture enhancing arrival, legal or illegal, he should only get two. And then full social benefits in the interest of understaaaanding, and readjuuuuuustemnt into sociiiieeety so that he can become produuuuuctive. Isn't that how it works in Sweden these days?
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