The 34-year-old man was arrested by police in the beginning of September under suspicion of buying sex from teenage boys in exchange for tobacco and alcohol.
He was also suspected of aggravated child rape of one of them, according to local paper Vestmanlands Läns Tidning (VLT).
However, after a few weeks the investigation took another turn.
One of the 34-year-old’s alleged victims, a 16-year-old boy, was also charged with child rape. Soon after, the second 16-year-old was brought in by police as well.
According to prosecutor Helena Lundgren, a girl, below 15 years old, which is Sweden’s age of consent, was raped on two occasions by the two 16-year-old boys, who filmed the incident on the behest of the 34-year-old.
Lundgren told VLT that the 34-year-old then paid the two boys for their participation.
The rapes allegedly took place in the 34-year-old’s flat in Hallastahammar, in central Sweden, during the summer and the police have seized most of the footage found there.
The 34-year-old is now facing several charges of aggravated child rape and child pornography offences.
The two boys are charged with several charges of child rape and one of them also of sexual abuse against a child.
According to the prosecutor all involved have made some admissions when questioned, but she was not willing to disclose what had been said.
However, one of the 16-year-olds is denying the rape allegations, saying that he is a victim, according to VLT.