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Suspected gang rape in city park

TT/Clara Guibourg · 24 Mar 2012, 16:50

Published: 24 Mar 2012 16:50 GMT+01:00

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According to local police, the crime occurred between one and two o´clock in the morning.

The woman was dragged from a nearby bus stop by the group of men, into the Örnparken parj, where she was pushed onto the icy ground, and then had her underwear pulled off, reported the local newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda.

The woman was then raped by the group of men, and the police have classified the crime as aggravated rape, with an alternative charge of attempted aggravated rape.

"She's been badly shocked by this," said deputy head of investigation Lars-Åke Lemón to the newspaper.

The woman has been too traumatized to give much information to the police, who will soon be speaking to her again in hopes of getting more details.

No suspects have yet been arrested for the crime, and police remain unsure of how many men were involved in the rape.

"But there were several of them," Lars-Åke Lemón told national newspaper Aftonbladet.

The woman was injured by the attack, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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"She's injured her arms and legs, for instance. She was examined at the hospital but is no longer there," Lemón said to Aftonbladet.

Police are now searching for witnesses who were in the area around the time of the crime.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:49 March 24, 2012 by Youdee
Tie a rope around the epidermis anterior to the perineum and posterior to the phallus (bulb); then hang them up.
19:11 March 24, 2012 by babashki
prison sentence for agg. rape is around 4 years MAX

they'll get 2 years prob. less IF caught.

yaay sweden
19:23 March 24, 2012 by Rick Methven

Shall we try that on you?

In public of course. Nice to see idiots swing
19:27 March 24, 2012 by riose
@Rick Methven

You should buy yourself a mirror so you can enjoy the whole day.
19:27 March 24, 2012 by OUIJA
This was a promising thread, until I read the word idiots. Bye. Good luck with your insults.
20:49 March 24, 2012 by StockholmSam
In a perfect world, a woman should feel 100% safe waiting for a bus beside a park at one in the morning. However, this is not a perfect world and anyone, man or woman, who thinks it is wise to be out at one in the morning on a Friday night is pretty naive. I don't mean to excuse the rapists...I hope they get caught and strung up. But I think we all know that a woman should not be out alone at that hour of the night any night, let alone Friday night. Again, I am not saying she got what she deserved, but come on...she was a damned fool. Fathers, tell your daughters to make better decisions. Daughters, call your fathers when you need a ride home.
21:05 March 24, 2012 by ScotSam
what exactly is aggrevated rape ?

what is the difference between that and Rape?
21:33 March 24, 2012 by Morenikeji
This is a clear case of gang rape, not a suspicion!
22:10 March 24, 2012 by sarah02
"She's been badly shocked by this"

Why and how did TheLocal choose to use "badly" here? Can a person be shocked in a good way in this situation?
22:41 March 24, 2012 by gpafledthis
agg. rape only 4 years ?? In US 10-20-up to life !! I simply do not comprehend the masochism of swedes !! The story of world's greatest masochist & sadist meet--maso. beat me-beat me the sadist ?? I WON"T- I WILL NOT !!
01:32 March 25, 2012 by chazza
@ sarah02 - there are DEGREES of shock ! duh! if english is not your first language then don't comment onlanguage use
03:05 March 25, 2012 by jbrev
I can already guess their description. Tragic story, that poor girl.
06:35 March 25, 2012 by HungarianAmerican1975
Who wants to play guess the ethnicity?

First up, the victim: Was she,

a) Swedish

b) Swedish

c) Swedish

or d) all of the above?

Now, the perpetrators: Were they

a) non

b) non

c) non

or d) all of the above?
08:59 March 25, 2012 by rise
Kill them! And then deport the corpses.
09:04 March 25, 2012 by merrimoles
@chazza - I would think if English is not your first language then that would be an excellent reason for commenting on, or enquiring about, English language use - especially in the case of a language as oddball as English.

To Sarah02's question - badly is not strictly being used here in a sense opposite to good. It is being used in the same sense as severely - "She's been severely shocked by this", or "The soldier was badly [or severely] wounded".
09:33 March 25, 2012 by OUIJA
I truly hope that the victim does not belong to the false rape society and that her case will truly lead to the punishing of her rapers.

More info about the False Rape Society? Go to


Please posters: TL is not written in a "proper" English language. Many posters (me included) do not write in a "proper" English language, but, this is not a grammar school that teaches how to write in "proper" English language. GOT IT?
12:04 March 25, 2012 by cogito
Yes, OUIJA (#16),

This is a public forum, not the last outpost of the British Empire

I admire posters who take on the challenge of commenting in their second, or sometimes, third language. Cultural and intellectual diversity is what makes TL discussions lively

It is usually the Rule Britannia people who like to bash non-Brits (the horror!) for their use of English. The irony is that these are often the least literate and most ungrammatical.
12:07 March 25, 2012 by libertarianism
In 96% of reported rapes in Sweden, the victim is female. 9% of reported rapes occur outside by (an) unknown attacker(s).

Women who have been raped have a higher risk of depression, PTSD, and self harm including suicide.

A review of the healthcare system, in relation to the care of rape victims, revealed that:

Medical workers are not sufficiently educated and thus lack the necessary skills to best help victims of rape. For example, rape victims are often not tested or preventively treated for sexually-transmitted diseases (or pregnancy) which may be a result of the rape.

Additionally, the healthcare system lacks proper resources, and due to these limited resources, most emergency wards do not offer any kind of continuing education regarding care for rape victims. Only one hospital, Södersjukhuset in Stockholm, has specialized care for rape victims.

Patients, furthermore, commonly do not receive proper follow-up care. Only 36% of reported victims took part in some type of follow-up treatment.

While various factors lead women themselves to abandon follow-up care, there are also grave problems within the healthcare system. 90% of rape victims are not offered follow-up gynecological care. 89% are not offered therapy/counseling. 84% do not receive information regarding sexually-transmitted diseases.

Taken from "Våldtagna kvinnors möte med sjukvården", 2010 Mittuniversitet Örebro pdf

Anyone care to tackle the police, court, and prison costs for convicting/housing rapists??
12:50 March 25, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
In a relatively small community like Örnsköldsvik the police could request DNA samples from all men that fit the eventual description that the woman will hopefully provide.

Would be expensive, but would send a rare message that the law will not let this go unpunished. Maybe some were out-of-towners, but probably there was at least one local lresident in that group of sacks of putrid vommit.

But that would be deemed an unaccpetable invasion of privacy here; vastly better to let them gang rape her and others again.

Maybe all women should carry a can of bear repellent (high power pepper spray) when out late alone.
13:25 March 25, 2012 by libertarianism
Re #19, I heard pepper spray is illegal in Sweden, and Swedish wiki says you have to have a weapen license to be able to have it, though I'm not quite sure what that means.

I'm guessing any tool of self protection available to women in other countries is illegal in Sweden.

Liberated women in Sweden leave their babies in state pens, so they can work and pay taxes for the state to import violent men who gang rape women who are not allowed to defend themselves, who do not have access to quality healthcare, and who, should they persevere to their golden years, can also expect to be the largest demographic of the relative-poor. But great strides have been made in the acceptance of female armpit hair.

13:47 March 25, 2012 by sarah02
@libertarianism, it is a nice sunny Sunday. Get out and leave this place for an hour or two. You will feel much better. I should say the same myself but I am stuck in a library somewhere.
15:14 March 25, 2012 by Borilla

For an alleged "libertarian" you obviously have a dislike for liberated women. Do you even know or understand what the concept of libertarianism is? You sound like another person especially fearful of women. The important point for all the English language commentators is that this is a story about a young lady who was violently raped and traumatized and, rather than address the point of the story, you are off in lala land pontificating about usage (sadly in mostly poor English). As in most of the Swedish press reports, one does not get information but, rather, vague descriptions of events and no detail. Nevertheless, this clearly does not prevent the xenophobes from blaming foreigners. Wait until you have more information before doing that. How about some empathy for the girl?
16:43 March 25, 2012 by salescopy
You Swedes do seem to have a problem lately with ever more rape cases of Swedish woman, do you?

Gee, I wonder how come?

Could it be you're letting every bit of low life into your country?

Could it be you're destroying your own country from the inside out?

Whatever the case I feel sorry for your grandchildren.

They will have to live in a hell on earth in 30 years from now and they will not look to kindly upon you, their grandparents

You'll have a lot to answer for..
16:53 March 25, 2012 by libertarianism
#22, Liberated women do as they please, not what an uber-PC, uber-socialized state tells them they should do (or think).

I have immense empathy for this woman and others in her situation. Knowledge is power. When we know there is a problem, then we can move to fix the problem. Therefore, I looked up and posted Swedish-to-English information regarding the need for such victims to have access to better care.

We read headlines like this all too often, but this woman will live this headline a very long time. I want her to have all the help she deserves.

Regarding "xenophobes and blaming foreigners", Norway's rape stats have pointed out that non-European men have been responsible for the vast majority of outdoor/unknown attacker rapes. To my knowledge, this info is not available in Sweden. (I was very careful to point out that 9% of reported rapes were outdoor/unknown attacker rapes.) Norwegian news has also talked about how this problem affects non-European men.

Ignoring this problem, however, and being afraid to talk about the realities of it, does not prevent it from recurring. For everyone's sake, the Migration board needs to work to keep violent men (or women) from entering Sweden to protect ALL people here.

Regarding "foreigners", I appreciate the saying, "God knows no foreign country." (Define "god" however you like.)

#21, Thank you. Good luck with your studies.
22:55 March 25, 2012 by strixy
Carrying a pepper spray is illegal both in Sweden and in Norway. Because as we all know, if women were allowed to carry it, it would make them spray it in the faces of innocent men. Just let them get raped instead.
23:30 March 25, 2012 by bcterry
There is a gang rape epidemic in Europe of non-white immigrants against white women, the "ritual" is called tournante, meaning take your turn.

Links can found at "gang rapes in Europe".
02:17 March 26, 2012 by phil23456
What sort of reporting is this? the heading should read something like this: White women violently attacked and raped in race hate crime by .........................
03:05 March 26, 2012 by strixy
Link 'husby rape'.

Time to wake up, methinks?
09:09 March 26, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ strixy

Yes, the courts would not tolerate her defending hereself with pepper spray against those poor, unsuspecting rapists, who are now looking at a 2 week long rehabilitation program before the state will declare that they are 'cured'.

And in her case the penalty for carrying a weapon like pepper spray would be particularly harsh, because unfortunately for her, she is not a member of a gang, as many of us have learned from the following article:

12:42 March 26, 2012 by cogito
Sweden has always been a dangerous place for women.
13:53 March 26, 2012 by zooeden
rape is a sport here in Sweden!!!
18:43 March 26, 2012 by strixy
@ Reason and Realism

I am terrified after reading your link!

I live in Norway and pepper spray is banned here too, there is however another type of spray that is legal. Whether it could protect the poor woman from the attack I do not know. However, the idea that rapists get low sentences or one at all but women are banned from trying to protect themselves is foreign to me.

Anyway, I have spent years working with victims of sexual violence (not in Scandinavia) and there is one thing that all experts agree on: rapists that prey upon women in parks, alleys, etc are usually impossble to rehabilitate. They are called sexual predators and the kick they get from their activities (plus very common psychopatic personality disorder) makes them simply impossible to rehabilitate. According to some studies, there is a higher occurence of psychopatic disorder (lack of empathy etc) among rapists than among murderers!

Swedish women should considr a lawsuit against the government in the ECHR (for negligence). Inviting men like that into the country and then passing unduly lenient sentences is something that should be addressed. The situation when rapists enjoy lenient sentences and are free to rape again but women are denied any means of self-defence is not compatibile with the HR convention, which Sweden has ratified. It also contravenes the duty of care that every government has towards its citizens.

Group pleas usually work better than individual pleas, so if Swedish women took unified action against the government, the chances of them winning would be greater.

The actions of Swedish authorities are despicable. From what i have learnt, it is not much better in norway although at least the access to information about the perpetrators tend to be easier.
19:17 March 26, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ strixy

In fairness to the as-yet unpublished facts of this particular case, it is not yet known what type of men (new immigrants vs long time Swedish natives) were involved in this attack.

As for an appeal to the government, in principle women could appeal to Nyamko Sabuni , the equality minister, to change the law to allow women to better protect themselves if there is still a ban on pepper spray (should not be a ban on anything that causes little or no long term harm to attackers).

However from the tidbits I've picked up about minister Sabuni so far, I am not impressed. She spent a ridiculous amount of money on setting up a website simply to help overseas Swedish personel distinguish between a romantic date and prostitution, when dealing with locals, and as far as I know she has set up no website as a resource to assist women in Sweden who may be trapped in situation where they may violence for 'honour' related issues.

Having said that I invite the minister to pleasantly surprise all of us with concrete action on the issue of self defence for women.
21:25 March 26, 2012 by strixy
@Reason and Realism

I agree, lets not jump to conclusions. However, Norwegian stats clearly show that 97% perpetrators of rapes that occur outside of home are men of non-Western origin. I doubt it is much different in Sweden. Although I have heard Swedish media like to cover up the truth if asylum seekers are involved.

Sweden has been labelled the European capital of rape and unfortunately, it seems like the social engineering project that has been enforced upon Swedes is not working.

I suggest you research the topic of Husby rapes. Just one of many examples of how twisted Swedish authorities can be. Not only do they manage not to sentence the rapists, they KNOW that rapes could occur and nevertheless they send unacompannied asylum seekers to a public swimming pool! When rape does happen (and victims are often children and young teenagers), they focus on tackling anti-immigrant reactions instead of punishing the rapists.

This is scarey. That the government would do such a thing to their own people. I have heard many people calling Pat Condell a racist but I am inclined to agree with him when he speaks about Sweden.

And the fact that women who are the main victims of this failed social engineering mission are banned by law from defending themselves seems just ridiculous.
23:49 March 26, 2012 by Elle_Diablo
This is the SECOND attack to happen this month in this small community. In both cases, the rapes happened during the weekend, with more than one perpetrator and in the center of town. The first one was an 18-year old who was attacked in a parking garage by two men. The police don't think there are serial rapists loose, but they've issued a warning for women to avoid being alone at night around the city center.
00:04 March 27, 2012 by strixy

''The police don't think there are serial rapists loose, but they've issued a warning for women to avoid being alone at night around the city center.''

Yes, next thing they will be calling for is women to cover their bodies and faces when out and about not to 'provoke' the rapists.

To me it sounds like there is a bunch of serial rapists playing the game mentioned by bcterry.
02:17 March 27, 2012 by phil23456
This is what's needed..

02:22 March 27, 2012 by strixy

It is clear that Sydney gang rapes were a hate crime. They were racially motivated against white women. But the problem is, Swedes will never know such details because even the ethnicity of the perpetrators in not made publically available!
02:45 March 27, 2012 by phil23456

Sweden is a soft touch and reading articles like this you can see why.. http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=39864#comment726287

Enough is enough, vote and give a political party some power that will put an end to this rubbish. The multinationals want cheap labour and they want the population to fight each other so they don't fight back. They do not care about rape victims, natives or refugees and neither do the puppets of the social democrats
03:12 March 27, 2012 by strixy
I am inclined to agree with those who claim that the Labour Party (in the UK, Norway, Sweden etc) have indiscriminately invited immigrants from outside Europe to win elections and quash their political opponents. However naive this may seem, there are sources who claim that this was precisely what some had in mind. They hoped that immigrants would remain loyal and create new and powerful electorate for the Labour.
03:18 March 27, 2012 by phil23456

90% of Muslims vote socialists in France and 80% of Catholics vote conservative so you could argue that religion plays a part in voting. I don't think that just being an immigrant makes people loyal to a political party, maybe a Muslim or Catholic immigrant does if France is anything to go by.
16:07 March 27, 2012 by rise
SD for 2014.
17:48 March 27, 2012 by strixy

Phil, you have misundrstood me.

I have never said that being an immigrant makes people loyal to a political party. What I said was that there had been voices that that was what the labour parties accross Europe had hoped for while inviting mmigrants from outside Europe.
20:14 March 29, 2012 by libertarianism
A woman in Västerås has been attacked as well, but another women with a dog thankfully happened upon the scene, and the attacker ran off. The police have classified the attack as attempted rape. The young woman was riding her bicycle to work around 3.30 in the afternoon when a man jumped out and tried to drag her into the woods.

11:57 September 9, 2012 by Iftikhar_Ahmad
Children as young as 10 are being sexually exploited by organised gangs of men in cities across the UK, a leading charity says.

Barnardo's says it is working with more than 1,000 children who have been groomed, abused and trafficked for money, and the problem is growing. This is sickening. It's no wonder Great Britain is in such a bad shape. Ten years old British girls are haveing babies out of wedlock. They are not allowed to get married but are allowed to have babies.

Teenage pregnancy rate in Great Britain is the highest in western Europe. It is a civilised country and Yemen is a backward country because it allowes young girls to get married. It is also gross hypocrisy for the police to prosecute paedophiles when the government is overseeing boy scouts being given condoms from the age 11 and girls of the same age being told it is OK to have sex if they use 'protection'. Boys and girls at age 11 are not allowed to marry but they can have sex and produce children. Every parent is worried about his child being indoctrinated into the idea that gay and sexual promiscuity is "normal" modes of behaviour. At the same time, all parents have the right to control their children and it is their Duty to control them.

However, each year in England and Wales around 300 under-13s become pregnant. Since 2002 there have been 63,487 pregnancies among under-16s including 15 aged ten, 39 aged 11, 268 aged 12, 2,527 aged 13, 14,777 aged 14 and 45,861 aged 15. So it is clear that many young people either don't have the information, access to help and advice, or the self-confidence to take precautions or say 'no'.

From here to Thailand, Cambodia and exploiting there innocent poor children...ARE THEIR CHILDREN ANY DIFFFERENT FROM OURS??? All these 'men' are ugly and slimey looking, are young ladies so desperate these days for company that they would entertain these scumbags as friends let alone boyfriends? What is wrong with our youth today?? Why are these 13-14 year olds even giving these men a chance by even speaking to these men and getting in their cars and going to clubs with them?

Asian gang groom 13-18 year olds for sex. These girls KNEW these men, they weren't just kidnapped off the street and raped and dumped. They had a CHOICE whether to talk to these men or get in there cars, go to clubs with them, go for meals with them etc... Yet they kept coming back. As bad as this may sound, no wonder these men thought these girls were "up for it".


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