A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for attempting the rape of a 19-year-old woman in an attack which saw him pull down her trousers and punch her in the face, hospitalising her.
The boy, a 12-year-old resident of southern Sweden, apparently took an interest in a 19-year-old woman on a bus one evening and began harassing her.
He continued following her after she got off the bus, culminating in an attack where he punched her in the face, pulled down her trousers and demanded sex.
His attack was curtailed when witnesses intervened after hearing his victim’s cries, and he was soon taken into police custody.
The victim was hospitalised with “relatively serious” injuries, but escaped with her dignity relatively intact.
Police report four similar attacks in the same area, and have arrested another 13-year-old boy in connection with these incidents. The background of these suspects has been withheld – there are some indications they were Somalian, although reporting crimes by Muslims is a major taboo in Sweden so this is unlikely to be confirmed.
Sweden of course is well known as Europe’s rape capital, and if these events are anything to go by this situation will long continue…