Vile Swedish rapist escapes conviction...because "victim was a man".

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  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    Beware before reading. Something is VERY wrong with Sweden in their attitudes towards gender dysphoria. Apparently it's only attempted rape over there if the victim is the same biological sex the attacker believes them to be. But it's all OK, 15,000 kronor ought to keep everyone happy. :rolleyes:

    Colour me disgusted in both blue and yellow.

    http://www.thelocal.se/41822/20120704/
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    It's not entirely accurate to say he escaped conviction. He was convicted of other charges. Nevertheless, this is deplorable. In Canada there's no difference in the law based on the sex of the victim.
     
  3. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Well it goes without saying that this is a terrible judgement morally... but it's also confusing legally. In the UK impossibility isn't normally a defence- you can still be guilty of a crime even though the "method" you picked wouldn't have worked- and that to me makes sense. This does not.

    At least he got some prison time, even if it isn't as much as he deserves.
     
  4. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it goes further and the CoA give a more respectable decision. Maybe parlt. will spot a gap in the law and fix it...

    As it is right now.. their law on this is totally out of touch and completely out of date. :confused:
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    But not funny, at all.
     

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  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Looking through the Swedish Penal Code leads me to believe the judge made the right call by calling the crime an assault. Take a look at the laws and then perhaps you could tell what you'd charge the perp with.

    Excerpted from the Swedish Penal Code ...

     
  7. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Interesting - it does look clearly like a sexual assault case. There must be some case law or code elsewhere that defines a 'person' in this regard as being a woman. :confused:
     
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    citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Found the sections in the Swedish Penal Code that cover attempted rape ...


    I know you hate to hear it, but it looks like the judge followed the letter of the law.
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Interesting stuff from page 135 of the Swedish Penal Code, Section 2, subsection 1 ...


    That would seem to give the judge some leeway in the sentencing. Four years does feel light.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    For the US, maybe, but not for Scandinavia.
     

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