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Swedish teen suspected of rape in Spain

TT/The Local/cg · 24 Sep 2011, 11:27

Published: 24 Sep 2011 11:27 GMT+02:00

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The teenager has spent the past two months in a juvenile detention centre in the Spanish resort Torremolinos.

According to the foreign ministry (Utrikesdepartementet - UD) the boy is born 1994, and is therefore a minor. He has been held in custody since July 18.

"The case is being followed by our honorary consulate in Malaga. The boy is at a special centre for minors. He's been appointed a lawyer, he is allowed to meet his parents, and he's had a visit from the consulate," said Linn Duvhammar, press officer at UD, to news agency TT.

According to Swedish newspaper Smålandsposten, the boy was holidaying at the Fuengirola resort when he met a young woman. At one point the couple went down to the beach, where the rape allegedly occurred.

Linn Duvhammar was unwilling to comment on the fact that the boy has spent two months in foreign custody.

"I can't say anything about that. We've offered our consular help, and he's received special support as he's a minor," she said.

According to Smålandsposten, the boy has been receiving help to keep up with schoolwork from the Swedish School in Spain.

He is also been given support from the Swedish consulate and has been appointed legal representation and a support person who is a resident Swedish national.

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There is currently no information on whether he will be released pending the upcoming trial, or even when the trial is to be held.

The boy has denied the rape charges.

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

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Your comments about this article

15:29 September 24, 2011 by rouzi
Poor guy! Perhaps as much as he read rape and abuse news in Sweden, particularly, in the front pages of papers on the way of school, said himself lets rape somebody see what kind of taste rapping has.
16:11 September 24, 2011 by calebian22
I love how the word minor is thrown around in Sweden. An adult has consensual sex with a 15 year old, he raped a minor even though the age of consent is 15. A 17 year old rapes someone and he is a minor. Sweden wants it both ways. Choose one and stick with it.
16:25 September 24, 2011 by fedotovskiy
It's interesting topic actully.

There are lot of rapes in Sweden every day, but TheLocal prefer not to tell us about that. Instead they tell us "look! Swedish guys are so dangerous!"

Really funny
16:35 September 24, 2011 by jostein
I wonder if Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia print an article whenever one of their nationals are suspected of rape abroad too?
17:02 September 24, 2011 by Jamtjim
"I wonder if Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia print an article whenever one of their nationals are suspected of rape abroad too?"

Wow, you know what, you're right! Why can't we become more like them?
17:28 September 24, 2011 by jostein
Dont worry Jamtjim, we will.
17:36 September 24, 2011 by AnnicaE
According to scientists the frontal lobe is not fully developed until the age of 25-28, and therefore the maturity and common sense is lacking. The thought of your own mortality, vulnerability and that things acctually can happen to yourself, hit home then.

This is what I've read and what I believe, and after a few weeks of reading all kind of comments here it must be true.
18:23 September 24, 2011 by fedotovskiy
"I wonder if Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia print an article whenever one of their nationals are suspected of rape abroad too?"

Yes, they do it!

I saw this 100.000 pages article! :)
21:24 September 24, 2011 by rouzi
@jostein, No dear. they logically have more important issues to talk about :D
23:47 September 24, 2011 by Tanskalainen
Rape is wrong and a bad idea anywhere but in Spain this boy better pray she doesn't have brothers.
03:23 September 25, 2011 by sjuttiosjusköterskorpåsjukhuset
@rouzi: "Poor guy," you really are sick. We know he's from Sweden, but if he's not an ethnic Swede, would you still feel that he is such a "poor guy" then?

@calebian22: I agree totally.
05:54 September 25, 2011 by Gamla Hälsingebock
"At one point the couple went down to the beach, where the rape allegedly occurred."

Are there any witnesses? Of course, not there never are!

Even years after an alleged rape occurred the male is ALWAYS guilty.

I protest, if men were raped they probably would have to have witnesses to back them up!

Not fair!
06:01 September 25, 2011 by rouzi

Well, what would/could be the difference if he was ethnically a swede or not? He is a human being carrying kind of personality disorder at adolescence which is indeed regrettable. He was not surly born with this disorder. He has damaged somehow in his life with educational or social abnormalities, or whatever.

Here, we have a very young person who has committed such a crime which can affect whole of his life ( for example if a rape happens around the place that he lives, he will be perhaps the first one who is arrested).

Now, what do you expect me to call this boy. Do you want me to call him lucky instead of poor!?

By the way, why you are so angry? you could ask the question with a calmer mood !

Additionally, what kind of username it is ? Are you always so untidy and impatient ?

Best regards!
08:07 September 25, 2011 by bells on the knight
had a friend (male) that was sentenced for rape due to the fact she came home late and her father went ballistic. she then yelled rape

however, the girl later regretted the allegation, but the poor sod still spent 8 months in the slammer.

how fair is that and maybe this was the case here too time will tell
09:58 September 25, 2011 by rouzi

First, who defended the so called perpetrator?if he committed a crime, he is going to be punished for that

second, the so called perpetrator is himself a victim as well. Which healthy human being gonna rape others?

Third, I do express my sympathy and empathy with the victims.

Forth, what dose a sexy pig mean? NO, REALLY!! what dose it mean!
10:54 September 25, 2011 by liban91
you guys mind ur langauge afghnistan somalia and iraq dont rape because its forbiden .
11:57 September 25, 2011 by hjoian
@liban 91, but you do not recognize that a wife can be raped by her husband?
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