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Suspected paedophile's home in arson attack

TT/Clara Guibourg · 20 May 2012, 12:57

Published: 20 May 2012 12:57 GMT+02:00

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Witnesses saw flames from the bottom floor of the house, where a window had been left open. The house, in Sundsvall in northern Sweden, has previously been the object of both theft and vandalism.

No one was injured in the fire, which the police have categorized as suspected arson.

“We presume so, although there might be other explanations,” Bruno Lindgren, Västernorrland’s police force’s officer on duty, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The 76-year-old man who lives in the house was arrested a week ago, suspected of having been involved in the rape of a 14 year-old boy, reported several media sources on Sunday.

The 76-year-old, who denies all charges, was arrested last Friday, suspected of aiding aggravated child rape.

According to the prosecutor, two teenage boys reportedly held down the 14 year-old and abused him. The elderly man reportedly watched without interfering. One of the teens has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated child rape.

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The 76-year-old has been described by anonymous sources to Aftonbladet as an “extra granddad” for neighbourhood children. Still, there is now a feeling in the neighbourhood that something was not quite right.

“Many teens have been saying that he’s been a dirty old man. He’s said strange things that they found disgusting. And talked about sex with young girls and boys,” said a mother to Aftonbladet.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:26 May 20, 2012 by JulieLou40
Disgusting pig. I hope he was in the house when they set it alight!
00:22 May 21, 2012 by Opinionfool
Well at least it was the house of a suspected paedophile not that of a pediatrician., which happened in Britain a few years ago because as a Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper there mixed the words up and their readership didn't know the difference.
10:07 May 21, 2012 by rfmann
"Disgusting pig. I hope he was in the house when they set it alight!"

Delightful to see that all this politically correct, gender-neutral, socially-conscious BS is just a thin veneer on a hooded, cross-(and house-)burning lynch mob.
11:44 May 21, 2012 by Dr. Dillner
Vigilante justice is not right. Everyone deserves their day in court.
16:10 May 21, 2012 by rise

"Disgusting pig."

Be that as it may. But remember, it might still be a disgusting INNOCENT pig!
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