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Örebro rapist found guilty

TT/The Local/pvs · 19 Apr 2011, 11:14

Published: 19 Apr 2011 11:14 GMT+02:00

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The court has found the evidence to be sufficient to convict Niklas Eliasson on all 17 charges, or which 15 concerned sex offences.

The court has also ordered Eliasson to undergo a psychiatric examination. If the examination shows that he is not suffering from a psychiatric disorder then he is set to face 14 years in prison.

All of the offences were committed in Örebro in eastern Sweden between 2005-2010.

Niklas 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 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.

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The charges against the man included 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.

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

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13:14 April 19, 2011 by jacquelinee
To Achuou - It is SARCASM. I am an immigrant myself and am sick to death of Swedes painting themselves in a heavenly light and blaming all the woes of Sweden on the immigrants. I am amazed the name was actually printed, usually they say " a man" was charged and let peoples minds fill in the blanks. Wonder why this happened? Along with afore mentioned reasons, have a look at the museums current display " Male lust/female vice? Swedish museum touts sex through the ages." (see the gallery to the left of this box)

I am not a racist...I am just fed up with the upnosed attitude most Swedes have against the immigrants.
13:23 April 19, 2011 by achuou
@jacquelinee...Sorry about my early comment..I am also so fed up with this Swedish people being saint from birth to death...and yet we can see them doing bad stuff....was just carried away by your comment.

Sorry again...! and totally agree with you. !
13:23 April 19, 2011 by RitaPita

I totally agree with you on the point that there is so much racism in this population. Granted, it is "politically incorrect" to ever mention anything here, which is why some of those beliefs are reinforced due to lack of communication.

I'm Canadian, born and raised. I also fluently speak French. With 4 languages under my belt, a prominent career in Architecture and an education from Harvard University... people still react racially towards me when faced with my slightly ethnic appearance.

I have long ago realized that people are friendlier when I speak english than swedish... funny, no? And yet they complain when an immigrant doesn't assimilate. Yes, hypocrisy is alive and well in this country.

You can also notice that there is a strong "pro" Swedish vibe (and underlining a "con"-everyone else) in the newspapers.

It has even been admitted to me from many swedes that "A blonde person with blue eyes seems more trustworthy".... and this is also coming from educated individuals!

Ok, I'm done ranting...
13:37 April 19, 2011 by laviniutza
If this country would have been as racist as many of you portretise it, then why on hell they mentioned the name of the rapeist?? They shouldnt, cos this way we know that not all rapeists are immigrants. And why whne an immigrant is doing smtg bad they dont mention the name or the ethnecity ? IT be racism ?

13:38 April 19, 2011 by pcs

Well said.

When this news article broke some time ago, a particular serial racist who visits here regularly wanted his name printed to prove their theory correct about immigrants. They must have removed the comment because I can no longer find it!
13:43 April 19, 2011 by jacquelinee
RitaPita- I too am Canadian. I am educated and I think of myself as a reasonably intelligent person. I am also blonde (Not by nature by Loreal ha!) I fit in very well here and people treat me well, UNTIL I OPEN MY MOUTH TO TALK SWEDISH. Then they speak to me slowly, loudly, as if I have a brain defect. The English helps. I feel so sorry for the immigrants who can't speak it. there IS discrimination. I KNOW foreign Swedes (that is what I consider myself) can be criminals. I am not an idiot. All races and nationalities have good and bad people. For example, I am ashamed to be caucasian when I see the Jerry Springer show on tv. I am ashamed to be caucasian when I listen to the hillbilly ignorance of the white supremicists in the southern USA. But that superior undercurrent I find in so many Swedes (NOT ALL) makes me sick.

I DO believe that men have obligation to keep themselves in check. I believe no woman should be sexually abused. But, MAN! My son is 20 and the articles some of the Swedish girls he knows wear that pass for clothing are outrageous. I call the tops ribbons and the skirts belts. And they wonder why men have a problem controlling themselves.
17:18 April 19, 2011 by calebian22
Oh yeah, one white Swede is guilty and now we should forget about the new Swede problem.
19:52 April 19, 2011 by andersonking
The convicted rapist was named because a conviction was recorded, ie: he is no longer accused, its actually been proved he committed the crimes...

What baffles me is the seemingly small sentence. I mean less than 1 year for each charge!

Not sure what all these racist comments are about... lets try and stick on topic shall we!?! ;)
20:11 April 19, 2011 by Douglas Garner

I am usually bothered by racist comments in the Local. In this case, however, the comments are quite specific in that there were no innuendos or immigrant overtones in the article or rantings by the responders. I consider that to be progress!

Frankly, I was shocked by the name being listed in the article. Yes, he was convicted, but how often do we need to research other sources to find out who Swedish media are talking about? It is all a bit strange for me... an American in Sweden for almost 3 years now. Back home names are listed based upon little more than rumours:)
20:21 April 19, 2011 by jacquelinee
If the local had not deleted the original comment that specifically had references to previous articles written in the Local and how they pertain to a problem that many swedes seem to have with their views on sexuality as well as how attitudes (and studies) seem to single out immigrants as the cause of the majority criminality in Sweden, you would understand the relevance to racism relating to this article. Must have hit a nerve.
08:53 April 20, 2011 by jonathanjames61
What has racism got to do with this issue,This an issue of Niklas Eliasson an individual who has committed a crime,I never blame the swedes for anything,this a society that have worked hard to get to where they are today,I respect them and have learn a lot from them in their rule of law,why would you single out a case of a million.Rape is normal crimes in some African countries including my country Nigeria,some are never investigated by the authority,when police are busy mounting road blocks for extorting money from the people.So if you see this man facing trial then you should commend them Swedish police for a job well done,If This man was in Nigeria he will walk free if he has money period.You will never hear of the case.
19:44 April 21, 2011 by zoroastrina
porträttera portray *'portretise' is illiterate. Can laviniutza spell ethnicity?

They want to put this predatory animal away for 14 years? Is this equity or remedial justice designed to protect rights and enforce obligations fixed by substantive law? This degenerate subhuman (or is he allzumenschlich?) should be locked up for good. Can he be re-socialized?

My son is 20 and the articles some of the Swedish girls he knows wear that pass for clothing are outrageous. I call the tops ribbons and the skirts belts. Right!

Between 1950 and 1994 a total of about 3.2 million ethnic Germans immigrated to Germany with full rights of citizenship and employment. They are considered racially ethnically pure exemplars of the Nordic and Aryan (?) race. The Turks and Arabs who are born and grow up here do not have a birthright to citizenship, and the fascistic and loudmouthed Thilo Sarrazin's ranting and raving about genetically and racially inferior Arabs and quasi-incestuous Turks is becoming worse and worse as time passes.
00:04 April 26, 2011 by Da Goat
He is most probably an evolutionist in which case he has committed no crime at all, and it is wrong of you all to vilify him because of his religion!
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