Sweden Fails To Deport Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted 11 Women in 2 Weeks
Man attacked the women in the city of Uppsala between January 28th and February 11th
A migrant who sexually assaulted 11 women in the space of two weeks has avoided deportation by Swedish authorities, according to reports.
The man, who was identified as Said Rendi, attacked the women in the city of Uppsala between January 28th and February 11th.
The man was said to have jumped on the women from behind before fleeing the area while wearing a surgical mask to conceal his identity, according to Nyheter Idag.
Rendi was finally tracked down by police because his car was owned by the municipal government, which he used to take care of a young autistic boy who was with him at the time of his arrest.
Rendi was linked to all eleven of the attacks when the local government tracked the car's GPS coordinates.
Out of the 11 attacks, nine of the incidents were considered sexual assault and two where considered more serious, with one involving g Rendi attempting to push his finger into the anus of one of the victims.
The court convicted Rendi but only received a suspended sentence, 60 hours of community service, and a fine.
The prosecutor attempting to classify the two more severe incidents as attempted rape, the court denied requests to deport Rendi.
Prosecutor Pontus Melander has vowed to appeal the ruling as he felt the crimes were not correctly classified.
Earlier this year, the Swedish government announced it would publish a formal study on the relationship between migration and crime — the first since 2005.
Immigration Sweden from the inside
Last month, one of the employees for the Swedish Migration Board faced charges for allegedly handing out false visas to 121 Afghan migrants.
The yet to be identified employee is believed to have begun working for the agency in the mid-2000s, but prosecutors alleged that he carried out his crimes while he was employed at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, according to Aftonbladet.
The Migration Board had already suspended him in 2017 following a previous investigation that revealed he had changed nine rejected visa applications to acceptances while giving another 14 visas which should have been denied.