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Swedish court jails Spanish doctor for child sex abuse

A Swedish court on Tuesday jailed a Spanish doctor for ten years for the sexual assault and rape of around 50 children aged two to 12.

Swedish court jails Spanish doctor for child sex abuse
The Stockholm court where the judgment was issued. File photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman / SvD / TT

Cristian Carretero, 29, was convicted of four rapes and 46 sexual assaults of minors, mainly young girls, as well as for inciting adults to fondle their children and possession of child pornography.

A primary care physician who studied at the University of Barcelona, Carretero faces expulsion from Sweden once he has served his sentence.

The court found that between 2015-2017, he committed the crimes at several Swedish medical centres and during online consultations.

He was arrested in December 2017 after children who were brought to him for minor ailments were subjected to needless genital examinations.

In online consultations, Carretero convinced parents to examine their children's genitals, while he filmed the act.

The court found him guilty of rape with aggravating circumstances “owing to the fact that he used his position as a doctor and abused a specific trust, well as the victim's ages.”

Almost 80 people registered as plaintiffs in the case, of which 55 were children. 

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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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