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A 27 years old Swedish police employee in Gothenburg has been sentenced to three years in prison for raping four different girls, allyounger than fifteen years old.  The man raped the girls in his apartment between December 2008 and March 2009.

A 53 years old Swedish doctor, who sedated a young female patient and raped her, has been freed by the Swedish Court of appeals.

The 20 years old woman was severely ill psychologically, and had tried to commit suicide several times.  Her 53 years old male doctor offered her strong sedatives she was to take at the doctor’s office.  Having sedated the young woman, the doctor had an intercourse with her.

According to the local court in Malmö, Sweden, the criminal sexual violation lasted for a year, and during the time the doctor caused the woman to develop addiction to the strong sedatives.  The local court sentenced the doctor to 18 months in prison for sexual violation.

But the court of appeals frees the doctor from all charges.  According to the court, the fact that the doctor knew about the psychological problems the patient was suffering, and the fact that he sedated her prior to having intercourse with her, does not indicate that the doctor was taking advantage of the young woman.

The doctor has been previously a suspect in two investigations on sexual crimes.  A previous case didn’t lead to prosecution, while another earlier case where the doctor was prosecuted was never tried since the female victim was too ill to appear in court.

A 42 year old man is sentenced for raping a 14 year old girl who committed  suicide shortly before she was to appear in court. He is also sentenced for a rape of an older girl, and drug offenses. The sentence is three years in prison.

The man has admitted to supplying the 14 years old, who at the time was placed in a treatment center by the Social Services in Jönköping, with amphetamines.  Since the now 15-years old girl took her life before the trial, and her testimony was the only evidence that the man has forced intercourse with her, the court convicted the man on the alternate charge of sexual exploitation.

It is important to note here, that Swedish law recognizes statutory rape of children younger than 15 years old.  Thus, according to the Swedish law, no evidence of force should be needed to sentence the man for rape.  Due to the fuzzy justice common in Sweden, h9owever, the laws are frequently disregarded, and the legal rights of individuals are quite commonly disrespected.  After seeing a number of Swedish cases, I find it fair to presume that it was the use of narcotics by the child that was in this case the demonizing factor, whereby the court chose to sentence the man for sexually assaulting  a drug addict, rather than raping a child.

Swedish courts frequently find excuses especially to disregard the law of statutory rape.  In a recent case, an 18-year old man who raped a 12 year old girl was freed, because the man was, according to the court  ‘only six years older than the child he had intercourse with.’  In other cases the courts have based their decisions on the victim seeming ‘mature for her age.’