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Unique judgment in våldtäktsmål linked to trafficking in human beings

Last summer, there was a woman from Romania to Sweden by two men. According to the indictment was the purpose of prostitution and in Sweden sold a woman to 100 men in various apartments rented via Airbnb.

a 69-year-old man who is now convicted of negligent rape. It is the first time that a similar case be tried under the new sexbrottslagen which entered into force on 1 July last year, and based on voluntary participation.

– Before the new våldtäktslagen entered into force could buy six of one and ignore what position this person was in. It has a large signal value, the district court now assesses this as negligent rape, " said prosecutor Anneli Tirud Wallin.

She believes that the judgment ultimately can mean that people who buy sex not only can count with daily rates.

the 69-year-old , the man ”Suspected of trafficking. Nothing to recommend.”, on a website after he bought six of the woman.

According to the district court, he must have realized that there was a risk that the woman was a victim of trafficking in human beings, and, therefore, she was not involved voluntarily.

writing in his ruling that the man in the moment ”is considered to have been grossly negligent in relation to the fact that Privacy was a victim of trafficking in human beings and for that reason could not participate voluntarily in the sexual documents.”

Tirud Wallin says she has not yet decided if she will appeal the verdict, because she had claimed that the man would be sentenced for rape. Where do not think the district court that it is possible to prove intent. Instead, the condemned man, thus, for the new offence of negligent rape because the district court mean that it is proven that he was negligent regarding the woman's spontaneity, and the purchase of sexual services and abusive photography. The sentence will be one year in prison.

the Man has all the time denied that he should have raped the woman, but has admitted that he bought six more of her and photographed her.

that brought the woman to Sweden sentenced for trafficking in human beings. They are sentenced to imprisonment for three years and four months, respectively, two years and ten months, and shall also be expelled from the country. 17 men will be sentenced also for the purchase of sexual services.

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