Sweden: Four Somalis Who Filmed and Posted Their Rape of a 13-Year Old Girl Were Given Mild Sentences
Three Africans film and share on social media their prolonged bloody group violence of a 13-year-old girl in Vasteras, Fria Tider reports.
But now the court of appeals chooses to nearly halve their punishment – from eight months to four and five months of youth detention. A fourth rapist can not be punished because he is said to be a child.
On 14 June 2017 a 13-year-old girl was raped in a flat in Västerås. The three Somalis, reportedly born in 2000, were each sentenced in April for rape against a child to eight months of youth detention.
The judgement was appealed and the prosecutor demanded the perpetrator be punished.
Instead, Svea Hovrätt has chosen to severely lower their penalty, and furthermore, release one of the Somalis from the charge of child pornography, as it is unclear from the video if the girl has completed puberty.
Two are now sentenced to five months in juvenile detention, with the third released having served only four months.
The Africans plied the young girl with alcohol then one of the men brought her into the toilet, raping her. After she left the toilet, three of the men brought her back in and raped her at the same time. This led to the girl’s abdomen “splashing” and blood began to pour out.
As she cried, she was raped again while the others watched. It appeared later that two of the Somalis had filmed her as she was repeatedly raped. The videos were the strongest evidence in the case and were played during the trial, wrote Sweden’s Television.