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Stadium toilet rape 'never happened': police

The Local · 15 Apr 2012, 09:49

Published: 15 Apr 2012 09:49 GMT+02:00

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"Details have come to light indicating that it hasn't happened. We have held interviews with friends and acquaintances, and see no reason to continue the investigation," said Sven-Olof Karlsson at Stockholm police to the Nyheter24 newssite.

The Local reported on Tuesday that a 19-year-old woman had approached police to report an alleged rape which she claimed had occurred during a match between Hammarby and visiting Halmstad at Söderstadion in southern Stockholm.

According to media reports, the woman had told police that she was on her way out of the toilet at the stadium when a man confronted her and forced her back inside.

She claimed that he had then proceeded to rape her until she had been able to call out for a friend.

Sven-Olof Karlsson was unwilling to specify the exact nature of the woman's report.

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"I can't go in to what she has said or not said. But with the information we have, we can't proceed with the case, unless something exceptional occurs," he told Nyheter24.

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12:40 April 15, 2012 by Children Of Adam
Most of the Swedish girls are faking the "rape" because the swedish insurance company /Government would give them support and money.

Sweden should change its law because it is not equal for Men and Women. "Rape or buying sex" is always judged in favour of women (not men), because Sweden still thinks that only men are evil.

It would be good if you guys ever have sex with any swedish girl, make sure to at least have some kind of proof in order to avoid later charges of rape.
13:26 April 15, 2012 by libertarianism
Not much information here. But if she was lying, can she be charged with something? Seems like at the very least she should be heavily fined and have community service. Either way, this is an aweful story.
13:36 April 15, 2012 by muscle
well this answers to the questions of morons who were trying to blame immigrants for the rape!
14:11 April 15, 2012 by jan.petras
And then when it actually happens, they complain that nobody believes them. Of course nobody does, if they fake it in 90% of the cases
14:25 April 15, 2012 by EmployedProfessional
Get Unshocked!

1-Yes,there must be penalties for those who waste our tax money.

2-The girl is among a large majority in this country that have social skill issues and can't find a proper relationship so,lie about an extreame occourrence,very nice.

3-Most of us who actually choose to move here would never consider breaking the law.For the rest,that was Sweden's choice to let in cultures far different than their own(ooh,they are cute),abandon,colonise and ignore them and wonder what happenned.
15:55 April 15, 2012 by olga118
While this story was questionable to begin with those of you who are stating that the large majority of, or 90% of sexual assault accusations are false are just wrong. As far as her being fined....if she knowingly filed a false report then yes, there should be consequences for that. But we don't really (nor we will ever) know what happened.
17:37 April 15, 2012 by budaboy

Google this,> crime statistics sweden < quite shocking what you'll find ...
18:15 April 15, 2012 by muscle

I agree with you we dont know what really happened. Unfortunately, the people here, the supporters of immigrants as well as the other side, start speaking out as if they are the ones who wrote the statistics about criminal cases in sweden. And at that time no body stands up to say We dont really know what happened!

My point is simple, let the specific case be investigated by the police and then speak up . But still it shouldn't blame a certain race, nation or similar in General!
18:31 April 15, 2012 by foxpur
According to someone I know at the Stadium, there is a video camera just outside the bathroom area, she wasn't on it.
22:08 April 15, 2012 by dizzymoe33
You know when women do this stupid type of thing falsely accusing someone of a crime it just makes the rest of the women out there look like we are all the same. It is really sad because when rape does happen then no one will take it seriously and then it goes unpunished. She should have to spend some time in jail for falsely accusing that man of rape!!
23:59 April 15, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Most scenarios that one can imagine would appear to require a fine (for example if she is psychotic and neglected to take her meds) or jail time for the woman (as would be appropriate if she was trying to get revenge on an ex boyfriend).

Whether or not her name should be published (debatable), it would be of assistance to the general public to learn the reason why this case was dismissed (mental illness vs revenge scenario), since it should discourage future false accusations, by informing people (even mentally ill people, which is the most likely scenario if I had to guess) that dangerous lies will eventually be fully exposed.

A third possibilitiy of insufficient evidence (rather than mental illness or revenge) should also be cited, if this is why the case is being dismissed, because then the police have a responsibility to the public to declare the reasons why they are dropping the case.
00:23 April 16, 2012 by jan.petras
budaboy I did what you said and I found this: "1950 was the year Sweden began recording national crime statistics. In 1950, 195,000 crimes were reported. In 1964, the number was 368,000. Between 1975 and 1990, the number of reported offences rose by 61 percent at a steady rate. In the 90s and the recent years, the number has fluctuated between years, but has generally not been increasing.

Allochthonous people are overrepresented in Sweden's crime statistics. During the period 1997-2001, 25% of the almost 1,520,000 offences were committed by people born overseas, while almost 20% were committed by people with a foreign background who were born in Sweden. Those from North Africa and the Middle East were overrepresented.[3]"

That tells me 1. Crimes did not increase between 1990 and 2012, when immigration was high.

2. 25% of all crimes was done by immigrants, which is a normal number by my standards.

The only thing I find not surprising is that out of that 25%, most were from North Africa and the Middle-east, and not EU or US immigrants.

As far as the 20% with a "foreign background" goes, I know in Sweden you count 1st generation immigrant, Second, and so forth, but in my book, a person born in Sweden is Swedish, and not an immigrant, because it defies the very term of immigrant.

Also, some institutions are dead set on blaming men, because, why not? Right?

This: Amnesty International blamed Sweden's "deeply rooted patriarchal gender norms",[5] (however in 2006 Sweden was ranked as the number one country in gender equality[9]).
00:50 April 16, 2012 by Harry®
@ foxpur You are right Söderstadion has state of art Mirasys CCTV system. Put upgraded around 2009. Don't take rocket science to see what happen, if it happened, when it happened, and by whom.

My question is why the delay? Swedish Police are not always known to tell the truth by orders of Government, particularly when it involves "immigrants".
07:33 April 16, 2012 by prince T
Tjis trend is dangerous. False accusation is wrong. The government should create a law against false accusation.
08:26 April 16, 2012 by Liquidmonkey
i hope she gets charged.

u should never 'cry wolf'.
20:25 April 16, 2012 by Rod Munch
Those who are on here saying that false accusations are a "problem" or a "trend" and that Swedish girls do this all the time......those are the ones to watch out for if you're a woman. Anyone who would say that is prone to rape.
22:32 April 16, 2012 by olga118
JAIL time for a false accusation??? Obviously you can commit homicide in this country and not go to jail. Give me a break.
07:35 April 17, 2012 by budaboy

Let you win.

Guess we all read what we want to believe, right?

I have come to my conclusions and it does add up a bit different than yours.

@Rod Munch. Good one!
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