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Police officer charged with raping colleague

The Local/rm · 12 Jan 2012, 10:11

Published: 12 Jan 2012 10:11 GMT+01:00

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”There were loads of police officers in the flat until the early hours of the morning,” said defence lawyer Anders Lysén to daily Expressen.

A group of emergency services employees had been out on the town but as the clubs started closing they all went home to one of the female police officers to continue the party.

After a few hours, the woman reportedly felt very tired and went to bed, letting her friends continue the party without her.

However, as most of the colleagues went home, the 26-year-old allegedly lingered, and when alone, made his way to the woman's bedroom.

According to the charge sheet, he then took advantage of her state of inebriation and tiredness by grabbing her thighs and forcing himself on her.

After the act, the woman had both bruises on her thighs and some genital injuries, due to rough handling by the man.

When she woke up, she felt that something was "not right" and realized that someone had used her sexually, according to local paper Göteborgsposten.

The 26-year-old denies all rape allegations and claims that his colleague had consented to sex.

According to him, she was neither very drunk nor very tired at the time intercourse took place.

”She wasn't more inebriated than that she was in control of the situation,” said Lysén to the paper.

Any genital injuries she has reported must have been sustained during their love-making and the bruises he knows nothing about, according to his lawyer.

When questioned, at least three of the police officers' colleagues testified that the woman had been ”very tired” when they left, that she had gone to sleep before the party was over and that her claims are ”credible”.

A specialist doctor also said that the defendant must have used force when having intercourse with the woman.

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However, according to his lawyer, it is the man who has suffered after the incident.

”It is not all all nice to be charged with rape when you are a police officer yourself. It is a tragic incident and very difficult for my client -- it affects his service. If he is found guilty there is a distinct risk that he will lose his job,” Lysén told the Aftonbladet newspaper

The 26-year-old is still a trainee police officer. Though still working, he was supposed to have gone on active duty, but has been given an administrative post pending the investigation.

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10:39 January 12, 2012 by McChatter
Have him moved to Malmö - he'll fit in well there!
10:56 January 12, 2012 by Tennin
Ummm if her raped her, he shouldn't be a police officer at all. Also if it wasn't rape why is the woman's gentials injuried??? Ok, some might say that they might have had really rough sex, though I doubt it.
11:38 January 12, 2012 by gplusa
" If he is found guilty there is a distinct risk that he will lose his job"... You think so ??? Least of his problems right now.
14:17 January 12, 2012 by caradoc
"If he is found guilty there is a distinct risk that he will lose his job,"

Forgive me my stupdity but if he is found guilty of rape he should certainly lose his job . How can any woman who wishes to make a rape complaint have any confidence in police officer who is a rapist himself?
15:44 January 12, 2012 by johan rebel
If this woman sustained the injuries described above, yet only woke up afterward and realized something was "not right", then she must have been more than just tired. More like stoned like a zombie and unconcious. If the latter was the case, then the defendant would not have needed to resort to force in order to have intercouse with a limp rag doll.
18:34 January 12, 2012 by zooeden
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21:13 January 12, 2012 by dizzymoe33
I would never let anyone hang around my home and continue to party after I went to bed. I would have asked everyone to leave first. I hope the guy if found guilty looses his job and has to serve some jail time, but it is Sweden were rape is considered ok!!
22:28 January 12, 2012 by charubun pananon
It was the wet drunk dream unexpectedly came true.
01:30 January 13, 2012 by Avidror
Very disturbing the fact of reading two jokes about rape.


South Africa is the rape capital of the world. There are many more rapes per capita there than in almost every single country and certainly many more than in Sweden, even though rape is also a problem in Sweden.

And I don't think all police officers should be criminalized in that way. I bet most of the detainees are just arredted but not killed or raped.

In this case, the victim herself was a cop.
06:05 January 13, 2012 by Da Goat
she was a pretty poor police person not to be able to avoid or fight off another .....I suggest both be let go as both police are un-wanted now!

on is incompetent and the other is sick!
17:09 January 13, 2012 by Pacey
Thats how Swedish women get back when you dont make breakfast
20:41 January 13, 2012 by blackswedishbloke
@ VForVendetta

LOL...Hide yo kids, Hide yo wife & hide yo husbands cos they rapin' errybody out here... :D

shout out to Antoine Dodson
17:33 January 14, 2012 by zoroastrina
Rape as a Swedish national pastime, something that amuses and makes the time pass agreeably for the rapist.
15:51 January 20, 2012 by jeffi_in_denmark
Wait a minute... wasn't there a recent case where a charge of rape was dismissed because the woman was too drunk to refuse or some such rot? I'll just bet this dude gets off without a charge based on precedent.

I call bull dokey on these acts of violence and people thinking they are within their right to engage in such actions against another.
19:33 January 23, 2012 by Chickybee
@ Pacey - you're just not funny.

Minimising the concept of rape is just the mark of someone with a very low intellect.
17:43 May 23, 2012 by janeway
01:30 January 13, 2012 by Avidror

19:33 January 23, 2012 by Chickybee

Agree with you both!

As for the likes of zooeden and its friends: There is never, ever a place for rape jokes! I wish none of you ever have to endure being raped or having a friend or relative being the victim of such a horrendous crime. So, please, all of you making jokes or degrading comments; Stop!
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