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Sleeping tourist raped on Stockholm park bench

The Local/og · 4 Jun 2012, 07:35

Published: 04 Jun 2012 07:35 GMT+02:00

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The man, who is on a visit to Stockholm, was “heavily intoxicated” early Saturday morning and couldn’t find his way back to his hotel room, wrote the Aftonbladet newspaper.

After a time, he gave up looking and chose to sleep on a bench in Kronoberg park, in Kungsholmen in Stockholm’s west side.

The man woke up to find another man was raping him.

“He lay down on a park bench and slept. He woke by being raped by another man. The rapist was not a person he knew,” said Stefan Wehlin of the Norrmalm police to the paper.

Wehlin added that police have been to the park in search of evidence.

The victim, who had allegedly been partying hard the night before, headed to hospital where staff members alerted the police to the incident, according to Aftonbladet.

Police arrived at the hospital at 7am on Saturday morning and the victim was able to report the matter.

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No one has been arrested in connection with the rape as yet and police have launched an investigation.

The man remains in hospital.

The Local/og (news@thelocal.se)

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09:09 June 4, 2012 by wolverine2k
09:11 June 4, 2012 by robban70226
must be the weather with the irds and flowers... oh my dear Sweden... sexually frstrated people...
09:38 June 4, 2012 by Rishonim
@wolverine2k, that is not a laughing matter. Would you laugh if it was your, father, brother or son?
10:34 June 4, 2012 by G Kin
OMG. Sweden...It can not be a foreigner that has committed this rape of a MAN!.

What kind of country/society has one found himself :)
10:53 June 4, 2012 by Brtahan
Thats why ,heavy drinking and sleeping on the bench is highly not recommended!!!
11:43 June 4, 2012 by Strongbow
Heavily intoxicated, sleeping on the street, I'd rather wake up to a blowjob than waking up having my face been gnawed off.
11:59 June 4, 2012 by SwedenMonkeyTrash_istan
only in sweden lol...
12:17 June 4, 2012 by Svensksmith
That would be enough to swear off drinking.
12:26 June 4, 2012 by Scepticion
Wasn't it raining? And Saturday it was really cold (the coldest on record for 84 years), like 5 degrees. Sounds odd.
12:49 June 4, 2012 by robban70226

yes, you are right maybe that is the reason the other guy was in need of some heat... :-)
13:47 June 4, 2012 by hackie
The rape victim should be convicted for over-intoxication, which made him lose his brain and bearing to his hotel room. I'm outta here.
16:17 June 4, 2012 by Iri
Heavily intoxicated or heavily drunk.
17:08 June 4, 2012 by scubadoc
Agree with Sceptiicion. It was 5 degrees , gale force winds and intense rain. As George Castanza would say "COLD WATER MAKES IT SHRINK".

Very unlikely scenario, especially considering that the morning after he certainly was not that intoxicated that he wouldn't wake up immediately( as the person attempted to take off his pants). And what is he still doing in the hospital; is it a pysk. unit?
18:30 June 4, 2012 by bow290
if u haven't passed out on a bench or such then u haven't really "hit" the drink... when ur that trashed a bit of wind won't bother u that much, may have been near shelter perhaps???

i also think tourist guy must have been on the puny side not to be able to rid him self of the rude awakening :) just a thought.
18:42 June 4, 2012 by AW_S
Sweden is really so wrong with crime?
21:15 June 4, 2012 by VicTaulic
23:06 June 4, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
Did Julian Assange arrive in Sweden already?
23:30 June 4, 2012 by spo10
Welcome to Sweden!
23:54 June 4, 2012 by mcarroll1
Stockholm where men are men and sheep are nervous?Stockholm must be the only capital in the world where it is probably safer for a woman to fall asleep on a park bench than a man. Used to be you woke up with a hangover now you wake up with someone else hanging over you.Stockholm you're so gay.
03:12 June 5, 2012 by Corvinus
The question is though, was he raped, or was a victim of the Swedish definition of the word? As we know, rape in Sweden can consist of looking at someone a little too suggestively..
04:59 June 5, 2012 by Smokebox
Well it was super safe Sweden??????
07:54 June 5, 2012 by AW_S
maybe for gentlemans no :D
15:45 June 5, 2012 by travels
Strongbow, We don't know that it was just a blowjob...
19:05 June 5, 2012 by shaken not stirred
The jails are full of criminals who are the product of a frustrating government education.
07:18 June 6, 2012 by Monica Williams
OMG...I tough those situations only happened in American jails...???
17:22 June 6, 2012 by Rebel
It could have been worse...he could have woken up to find the guy was eating his face.
01:37 June 7, 2012 by Da Goat
sounds like it was cold and he was receiving "Stockholm" resuscitation (hypothermia treatment) ....well it did get him hot and moving again! ROFL.

That will learn him won't it now! Pretty vague story this one.
16:55 June 8, 2012 by sureiam
Raped by who or vad................woman or animal (someones pet more like it )
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