Sunday, December 24, 2017

‘An Embarrassment’: Anger in Sweden over Gang Rape Acquittals

Samantha Jonscher, SBS News, December 21, 2017
Five men accused of a 2016 gang rape in the Stockholm suburb of Fittja were acquitted of all crimes on Tuesday in a move the accuser’s lawyer called an “embarrassment for legal system.”
Senior Judge Erica Hemtke found the lead witness’s account of the events was unreliable and there was not enough evidence available to the court to prosecute.  The prosecution alleged the victim was brutally assaulted by up to 20 men in the stairwell of an apartment building. They further alleged that two of the men on trial filmed the incident, though the court could find no evidence of this.

The judge conceded there were “shortcomings” in the investigation and found “the evidence the prosecutor provided simply isn’t sufficient for someone to be convicted.” Members of the public and the accuser’s lawyer have expressed concern over how police investigated the alleged rape, saying not enough care was taken with the investigation.........To Read More....

My Take - So the Swede's are outraged?  Really?  Why now?  This has been going on for so long it has amazed me there hasn't been an outright revolution in Sweden. 

 

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