Six teens on trial for Stockholm gang rape
10 May 2013, 13:48
Published: 10 May 2013 13:48 GMT+02:00
- Six held for suspected rape near Stockholm (06 Mar 13)
- No arrests as police hunt for gang rape suspects (15 Jan 13)
- More Swedish men report being raped (10 Jan 13)
Charges have been filed against five of the boys for aggravated rape, while the sixth boy faces a charge of attempted aggravated rape.
Although a witness claimed to have overheard the boys planning the rape, the teens have denied all the allegations made against them. Several witnesses have also stated that the girl was "completely torn up" when she told them about what happened, saying she was sad and frightened.
Besides DNA and data from two of the boys' phones, police have not published further details about any further evidence.
While attack rapes are statistically rare in Sweden, with sexual violence between people who are already acquainted dominating reports to the police, the current case is the third suspected gang rape in the Stockholm area in recent months.
In late January, three men, two of whom were teenagers, were ordered held on remand on suspicion of raping a woman in central Stockholm in December. In mid-January, a woman reported being attacked and raped by five men in Sundbyberg, just west of Stockholm.