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17-year-old girl raped at music festival

TT/Clara Guibourg · 2 Jun 2012, 12:00

Published: 02 Jun 2012 12:00 GMT+02:00

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The victim, a 17-year-old girl, reported the rape to the police herself on Friday morning. According to her own account, the incident occurred early Friday morning, between 4am and 4.20am, on a camping spot at the festival’s main area.

The Siesta festival is a music festival held in Hässleholm, in southern Sweden.

The 17-year-old has given the police a description of her attacker, but no suspect has yet been arrested.

“We have some people who may have been in the area. We held interrogations yesterday, and will be continuing today,” Magnus Johansson of the north-eastern Skåne police force told news agency TT.

As well as interviewing possible witnesses, police forensic specialists spent Friday investigating the camping spot where the crime was reported to have occurred.

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The police are unwilling to reveal any further details on Friday’s events, referring to the fact that no suspect has been arrested, and to the sensitive nature of the case.

“Right now I don’t want to give any information about what has happened or how it might have happened,” duty officer Anders Swenson of Kristianstad’s police force told local newspaper Norra Skåne.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:50 June 2, 2012 by gpafledthis
Hmmm... no friends around ?? Risky behavior !!
13:55 June 2, 2012 by khaninsweden
its shamfull, detested and highly disgusted. this is an act of brutality on the part of those people who commit it.
17:59 June 2, 2012 by Scepticion
Too much Viking blood in general...

But in this case there are some doubts. From Siesta:

"The campsite is located about. 1000 meters from the festival area. ... The camping area is fenced in and guarded. Which means you need a wristband with camping access to enter." Usually it's described as crowded. Unless the girl was camping wild, there should have been plenty people around. A "changed my mind later" rape?
18:29 June 2, 2012 by Steggles
If the sleeping conditions are anything by the photo and a night on the grog then anything could happen!
19:00 June 2, 2012 by blue2012
And nobody came to help her with hundreds of people around her tent.
19:44 June 2, 2012 by J Jack
Umm Steggles, check the photo, it was ripped off from Glastonbury. If the 17 year old was drunk the that would be underage drinking which is a crime here also but doesn't excuse rape of course. I think the age limit to buy a ticket for Siesta is 18 or maybe even 21. Bring minors along, make sure someone is responsible for them always. It's called the buddy system.
22:25 June 2, 2012 by Scepticion
15 age limit alone,

08:10 June 3, 2012 by Dazzler
Hmmm Assange is already here I see!
18:33 June 4, 2012 by AW_S
Sweden is a shithole of Europe
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