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Man admits sex attack on young girl in Malmö

A 30-year-old man has admitted to raping a young girl in Malmö and is in custody.

Man admits sex attack on young girl in Malmö
File photo of police cordons. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

The man, a Libyan national according to court documents seen by The Local, is suspected of a sexual attack on a ten-year-old girl in Malmö last week.

The child was cycling home from school at around 5.30pm on Thursday when the man is said to have approached her and then attacked her in a bicycle shed attached to an apartment block.

The man reported himself to the police, a prosecutor told a remand hearing today, and confessed to the allegations. The court remanded him in custody and ordered him to undergo a minor psychiatric evaluation.

According to previous charges he is also suspected of exposing himself to a woman in her 50s in August and asking to buy sex, and of having touched a 14-year-old girl's bottom in the northern city Skellefteå.

Sweden classifies child rape as sexual intercourse with someone under the age of 15 or any “other sexual act” comparable to intercourse. That includes inappropriate touching, even if the perpetrator does not use force. The crime is classified as aggravated if violence or threats are used, or if there are several perpetrators.

A total of 207 alleged rapes were reported to the police in Malmö last year, down on the year before. Of those, 34 were committed against children under the age of 15, the lowest number in the past five years, according to Sweden's official crime data compiled by the National Council for Crime Prevention.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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