In the context of the severely handicapped, the woman went to bed one night in August 2017, in the local government gruppboendet in Gothenburg, sweden, she was telling the staff about how one of her former residents förgripit her.
”She was worried about the fact that she had a baby in my stomach,” wrote the staff of the woman's medical record.
Eleven days later, a new note to the top.
”Where the NN changed into the nightie she told her staff that any of [the previous site] coerced her into sex, She was troubled and asked to meet with the ob / gyn who can check to make sure that she is not with child”.
in Order to allay the woman's anxiety bought was a pregnancy test, and reassured her that she had been too old to get pregnant.
the GT's review, it appears that at least five people in the gruppboendet several times a witness that already in 2017, heard a woman tell me that she had been forced into sex against their will at his previous group home.
even though there was never any notification. The investigation of the incident.
Confessed to the rape
the First of nearly two-and-a-half years later, a disabled woman is to be taken seriously. And it is a very rare occurrence.
At the end of February of this year, a middle-aged man into the police station at Stampgatan in Gothenburg, sweden. He told the clerk that he wished to report a crime he had committed.
< a förhörsrum behind the front desk lightened his heart. He told me in tears for a police officer and how he was exposed to other children in his neighborhood for sexual activity. And, he said, adding that he was for many years an employee of a home for severely disabled people.To the woman's story is that she was a victim of rape did not give rise to a Lex Sarah's complaint, and the investigation into the call, the researcher Barbro Lewin, ”an absolute scandal”.Photo by: < / b> in Private
”He says that there are two persons resident there who, he would like to admit to the rape of the. He said he carried out the sexual intercourse with them. He tells me that there is more to the accommodation in which he touched on the grounds of sex, in the meantime, he took a shower with them,” wrote police in their report.
When the police begin to investigate the veracity of the man's recognition, it turns out that several of the staff at the gruppboendet in which the women are living today, have heard her story.
”An absolute scandal”
A staff member tells me that he on one occasion, in the autumn of 2017, the sat and had a cup of coffee with the woman, and she told me that it was one of the staff on the previous site, which was the culprit.
" In retrospect, it seems clear that very, very disturbing. It has not yet come to the attention of the police, it is only when the recognition is coming, " said prosecutor, Miranda Pedersen, who led the investigation.
She woke in the spring, the proceedings for the prosecution of the parts of a man's recognition of it, in her opinion, have been possible to find any supporting evidence for it.
on 22 June, The court sentenced the man to five years in prison for a rape on the property, and four cases of sexual abuse against children, of which three cases is considered as a serious offence.
Two days later we were served notice he will be removed from his post.
the Staff wrote out the parts of a woman's story of how she had been raped on the premises. However, many years later, as a member of the site admitted she was taken seriously.
on 1 July this year, the "Lex Sarah" -to notify the district of the incident, and an investigation into what happened is ongoing.
"There is no sense to do it that way," says Barbro Lewin, who has been studying for many years and is the author of several books, including disabled people who are victims of crime.
" It is quite clear that it is the duty of staff to report. Then you have to decide whether it is so serious that it should go to MR, and they have apparently not done so. It is an absolute scandal that they have not done so.
According to the National rules, has been employed in, inter alia, assisted living facilities, a duty of notification if it is likely to have been a serious part of the business, in the case of physical and mental defects.
"we should notify in case of suspicion," says Barbro Lewin, and believe that the incident in the district as a result of both THE and the Health act.
the Municipality is alleged to have acted as soon as managers were made aware of the woman's distress, but GT's review, it appears that this was not the case.Photo by: < / b>: HENRIK JANSSON , Was brought up at the meeting,
Now, there is an ongoing investigation of the incident. The Socially-responsible coordinator of the SAS, which is involved with the investigation, said he can't comment on its content before it is finished.
"Because it's a person who clearly suffered in the operation, let's look at what has happened and what we need to do that, it's not going to happen again in the future," she said.
the Municipality's investigation is conducted independently of the proceedings, and shall, among other things, on the information staff received, would have led to more actions, such as Lex Sarah, form.
On a more general level, she says, by the way, that no complaint was made, then the suspicion came to their attention.
" in General, people are afraid to talk because they don't want to ”bust” someone you don't know for sure. However, as soon as it has been brought to management's attention, they have to act. It can be seen.
However, this is not the case. In the pre-trial investigation, it appears that the head of the unit, in the residences of several of the staff had heard the woman's story is history. And in the interrogation, telling the head of the police department that the information was ”of a verksamhetsmöte”.
as For the police, describing him as ”awful” and ”terrible that we are unable to protect our users”, at the same time, stating that she, as well as several others that, in the case of a patient with a complex background, and the focus was on the woman's concern that she was pregnant.
the Head of the unit, declined to comment and referred to its general manager, områdeschefen in the area.
" That was the assessment you had, say, områdeschefen, and said that it was a part of the circumstances of the case, which may explain, if not explain what is happening.
" So let's get on it don't be, we need to take things more seriously than we do, no matter how improbable things seem. It's a self-criticism which we will take to the us in general, for all of our homes.
On the question of whether it should be applied in 2017, "says områdeschefen.
" We're allowed to be self-critical. It's something we ought to have done.
Confessed to the abuse to grow,
on Friday launched the trial in the court of appeal, in which the man is now drawn to the back parts of his confession, and among other things, denies raping the woman.
at the same time, there are still parts of a man's initial recognition is at the police station, not to lead the evidence. The man was originally admitted to raping a man in the same room, and even molested several of the residents in the city centre.
The employee is on the premises entered, and confessed to a series of sexual abuse against children and people with disabilities in their place of work. Then he came back to parts of it.Photo by: < / b>: Henrik Jansson
In the study, the man has just described what could be interpreted as sexual intercourse with a severely disabled man, but against the suspect, the man is in the negative, the prosecutor has not been able to proceed in the matter.
the Man said on two occasions to teach the disabled man how to masturbate without hurting yourself.
" The person's voice to be heard at the pre-trial investigation as well and we have decided that we are not just in the data can provide evidence of intent, or what has happened in the past. He's not yet the crime, and what his purpose was. Therefore, we should not have gone ahead with it, " said the prosecutor, Miranda Pedersen.
the GT has been in contact with the woman, the good man, who did not wish to comment on the incident. The man's lawyer, Once He was referring to his client's appeal against the decision to the court of appeal.
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