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Convicted killer jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

TT/Rebecca Martin · 13 Dec 2011, 15:08

Published: 13 Dec 2011 15:08 GMT+01:00

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The girl had been on her way to meet a friend of the same age on an early Friday evening in July and was just outside her friend's house in central Stockholm when she was suddenly attacked.

"A call was made to the police at 8:24pm," Stefan Nordenmark of the Stockholm police told the newspaper Expressen at the time.

The girl was severely traumatized by the incident, reported the newspaper, but was able to tell police that an unknown man had attacked her and then raped her.

Jensen, who was arrested in August and has denied the allegations from the start, claimed that the reason his sperm was found on the girl's clothes and underwear was that she must have somehow got his semen on her after he had been masturbating in the stairwell.

But according to the verdict, Jensen had forced the girl to perform ”intercourse and other sexual acts” while taking a stranglehold on her and gripping her neck tighter when she tried to struggle free.

In 1993, Jensen was convicted to life in prison after beating and stabbing his 21-year-old girlfriend Lotta Lindström to death in Linköping in central Sweden.

After stabbing Lindström in the throat, Jensen went to bed, leaving her to bleed to death.

Forensics investigators told Aftonbladet that it probably took two hours before she finally died and that blood tracks around the flat showed she attempted but failed to save herself.

Jensen was sentenced to life but later had his sentence reduced to 26 years. In December last year, he was released ahead of schedule.

According to Aftonbladet, Jensen was already committing new crimes during the probationary period prior to his official release. During one of his probations he was discovered on the Stockholm metro with drugs and a knife.

Despite this, he was released according to schedule and able to rejoin society in December last year.

At the time, the National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket-RMV) deemed the risk of him re-offending as slim.

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The prosecutor wanted Jensen convicted for aggravated rape and to pay damages of 190,000 kronor ($28,000).

However, on Tuesday he was sentenced by the court to four years imprisonment for raping the 12-year-old.

As the new conviction constitutes a violation of the conditional release from his life sentence, Jensen must also serve another four years from the previous sentence, bringing his total sentence to eight years.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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15:30 December 13, 2011 by Vill
stick a needle in this creature's arm.
15:31 December 13, 2011 by terriergirl
Why was he let out? And is he really likely to be a changed man in 4 years? I would not expect such lenient sentencing in a country that we are suppose to applaud for their record on women's rights. This is depressing.
15:33 December 13, 2011 by catkins
How after murder and sentenced to 26 years in prison, was this animal released? Life means life in my mind.
15:57 December 13, 2011 by J Jack
This is no sentence for child rape ..
16:03 December 13, 2011 by ironman294
Comment: 4 years i am glad that Sverige is finally showing that it means business. Usually rapists get a vacation in the Bahamas and counseling. Really he brutally killed a girl and left her to die and didn't get life in prison? Then he brutally rapes a 12 year old? 4 years?

Sverige What is wrong with you sick perverted fiends? 4 years is justice? Svenskt Folk you should be ashamed of yoruselves that Amnesty International said your country was the best place in a western democracy to commit a rape and get away with it in the world.
16:16 December 13, 2011 by godnatt
You can absolutely guarantee he will rape another girl in 5 years.
16:37 December 13, 2011 by spo10
I'm just so flabbergasted by this news. The court can do more than this! They should review his past crimes and take them all into account. That rapist will never change nor will he ever fit into society after the crimes he did. I'd rather have him locked forever or die than see him released then commit a more heinous crime.
16:41 December 13, 2011 by Migga
He only got four years for raping a young girl, that`s horrible. At the same time, The Local failed to meantion that he got another four years because he commited a major offense while on probation. So he will spend 8 years because of this. If only The Local could include everything in their reports. I, for one, would like to see him in jail for the rest of his life.
16:56 December 13, 2011 by ebsor12
4 years for rape , hit him 100 lashes if he die in the process it is his fate and if he survived after that punishment he will never do ra....
16:58 December 13, 2011 by arslan11
Send him to Afghanistan to company Swedish armed forces..he is best fit there
17:18 December 13, 2011 by cattie
Violent criminals are a very small percentage of the population and yet those out there do a lot of damage. Do convicted murderers and child rapists mingle anonymously with the population after their stint in prison?

Since psychopaths are unlikely to rehabilitate, perhaps those likely to become victims of such offenders should have a right to awareness where they reside. (like Megan's Laws). Some would argue about rights of the convicted offenders. However, try look a grieving parent in the eye and argue for offenders' rights.

Is there such a thing as victims' rights activist groups in Sweden? Or, are victims just supposed to go away quietly, and wait many months to get an appointment with some mental health provider?
17:47 December 13, 2011 by RobinHood
I look forward to hearing more about this young scamp's adventures when he's released in a year or two.

Is there any chance that on release, he might be housed next door to the legislators who draft Sweden's criminal laws. What a wonderful playmate he would make for their wives and daughters.
17:50 December 13, 2011 by philster61
Sweden seriously needs to review how it punishes rapists and murderers..... Their current laws seem to do more damage than good....
18:13 December 13, 2011 by samwise
I wouldn't mind to let the judges sitting behind bars with the rapist, if they have so much sympathy to the criminals, instead of the victims.

who knew when the "passionate" left rule, the vulnerable suffer?
18:24 December 13, 2011 by mafketis
Why does the Swedish legal system care more about the comforts of convicted murderers than the safety of 12 year old girls?
18:41 December 13, 2011 by Dazzler
It actually sets me at ease that if my daughter were raped, I could kill the bastard who did the act and walk free after a couple comfy years in "prison" .
18:55 December 13, 2011 by Jorrs
Hang the Bloody Bastard with barbed wire

What an animal, if this is the way the Swedish legal system treats its criminals this isnt the place i want to bring a family up in.
19:04 December 13, 2011 by Svensksmith
@mafketis: exactly my thoughts.
19:42 December 13, 2011 by Mark737408
All swedish judge's need a big fckn slap right across there stupid faces!
19:49 December 13, 2011 by burlison
Since Sweden doesn't seem to have the will to incarcerate rapists and predators, Sweden should outsource imprisonment of violent felons to the US. I mean, the US system is horrifying but at least this Piece of S. will die a brutal, painful death and/or live a life of total misery.
20:26 December 13, 2011 by tgolan
DEATH!!!! for the bastard
20:38 December 13, 2011 by just a question
It would be nice to have some pictures of this bastard. Maybe society can do what Swedish justice can't do. And I'm not talking about rehabilitation.
21:52 December 13, 2011 by Omicron
It is sickening to read that a previously convicted criminal killer only get 4 years of prison term for raping a 12 year old girl. Such beasts should normally be castrated and kept in human zoos, never to join free society again.
22:14 December 13, 2011 by N18h7m4r3
@ just a question

Search for Rocco Jensen on Google Images

22:27 December 13, 2011 by irridium
Where is Dexter when you need him??
01:37 December 14, 2011 by Acta
I think some of the Swedish laws should change immediately. Releasing criminals like him is very much risky for society. He might have done this several times but caught this time and only after 4 years, he might start doing this again. This 41 year old bastard raped a 12 year old girl. What if this 12 year old girl is your daughter? Will you be satisfied by sending him only 4 years jail where he can lead a comfortable life and plan for his next crime.

''he had been masturbating in the stairwell''. -how funny.
01:53 December 14, 2011 by GLO
Shame on Sweden.....
03:00 December 14, 2011 by devrimas
Han måste utvisas!!! Then it would be fare.
05:07 December 14, 2011 by Grokh
why the F* did they release him...

someone who stabs their gf and leaves them to die doesnt just become a nice person after 5, 10 ,100 years in prison...
08:57 December 14, 2011 by Kareen
This bastard should be jailed for life and never ever see the light of day! How can the justice system bring only injustice to the victims. Imagine he killed woman before and left her to die for two hours while he went to bed and the stupid National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket-RMV) deemed the risk of him re-offending as slim??? Really, even the most stupid creature can see that this bastard is not human and even not fit to be called an animal. Do these judges or the idiots that drafted the law think about the parents of the gal he killed who they will never see again? or the life of this poor 12 year old? She is going to leave with this pain inflicted on her by this thing called an animal the rest of her life while the bastard gets out in 4 years? or less?

Sweden, Sweden, you never seem to amaze me! If it was an imigrant, there would all sorts of comments to deport and life imprisonment and lots blame on the country of origin, but this monster of a Swede, gets away with murder, rape, and many more worse things. Sweden need to re-examine itself seriously.
09:19 December 14, 2011 by asee
just four years for such a inhuman act? just four years? God... and you dont know why crimes are increasing?
10:01 December 14, 2011 by KungsholmenGuy
Sounds like they are a bunch of numbskulls at the courthouse, lazily looking up the recommended sentencing guidelines for rape of a child, which is a shockingly low 4 years in Sweden (shocking because this was not sex between a pair of consenting young teenagers, one of whom was under the age limit, which is sometimes called rape).

Why was there no attempt by the government prosecutors to do the obvious here, which is to declare this unreprentent sack of s--t as an incurable dangerous offender, and lock him up forever?
10:32 December 14, 2011 by Migga
@ Kareen

He isn`t an ethnic Swede. His name is Rocco Jensen but before that it was Frank Götz. He changed it after he killed his girlfriend.
14:09 December 14, 2011 by xguild
If that was my daughter this guy would already be dead.
14:13 December 14, 2011 by hjoian
@ carlina correia. Im guessing by your

quote that you are a Swede. Instead of thinking that hanging all the immigrants in Sweden will solve the problems here, how about getting your legal system to stop releasing people like this in the first place. You are also inciting racial violence in your comment, not a very sensible move.

I wouldnt waste taxpayers money keeping this person in a comfortable cell....
15:39 December 14, 2011 by rise
The ones who released this beast from prison are the ones who should take responsibility! Why not judge them to "assistants of child-raper" and let them accompany the beast in its cell?!

There ARE those whom the society cannot let out again - ever! When will all the meek politicians learn? Never, I'd assume.
22:41 December 14, 2011 by Reggie Dunlop
Ingmar Bergman "The Virgin Spring"

The father (Max von Sydow) kills all 3 murdering rapists.

That was back when the men of Sweden had testicles.
01:36 December 15, 2011 by rise
Reggie Dunlop, you are confusing fiction with reality, are you not?
12:53 December 15, 2011 by rumcajs
@carolina correia,

There's one thing I don't get. A gal called "CAROLINA CORREIA" says "Facking immigrants need hanging. ". The 1st thing most you do when some1 does something bad is find out where the person comes from and it aaaalways ends up being a racial topic in a site full of immigrants!!! And then I read ""Facking immigrants need hanging. ". HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
10:25 December 16, 2011 by Snöregn
WHY is SWEDEN letting people out of prison after HEINOUS murder? WHERE is protection for the Swedish citizens who do not commit crimes?! A little girl has now become a victim. THIS IS NOT OKAY!
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