African Migrant Gang Charged with Brutal Rape of Swedish Child
Four men charged with violent sex attack on 13-year-old girl in public bathroom in Sweden
Four military-aged African migrants have been charged with the brutal rape of a 13-year-old child in Sweden, according to reports.
The gang, from Eritrea, has been charged with violently raping the young Swedish girl in a bathroom in Örebro county, new reports reveal.
According to police, the men, all aged between 20 and 25, subjected the girl to an unmerciful and violent sexual attack in June, taking turns to rape the child after forcing her inside a bathroom in the city of Hallsberg.
Swedish broadcaster SVT reports that one of the gang even filmed the entire attack.
“The intercourse was preceded by violence which consisted of at least two of the defendants grabbing the plaintiff’s neck and shoulder, thumping her head into a wall and pushing her into a toilet,” the indictment reads.
"The defendants then proceeded to have vaginal intercourse with her," the document continues.
The victim, a 13-year-old native Swede, suffered a variety of injuries which included internal bleeding, a bloodied hand, and bruising to her shoulder, arm, hands, and knees.
Although five men were originally arrested in connection to the sexual assault, only four have formally been charged with the horrific rape of a child.
One of the gang received additional charges for filming the attack.
For recording the crime, one of the defendants is also charged with “abusive photography and child pornography offenses.”
Prosecutors have requested that, if convicted, all four of the defendants are deported back to Eritrea.
If granted, they will also be banned from entering Sweden for 15 years after serving out their sentences.
The four men are now being prosecuted for the crime at Örebro District Court.
Sweden has seen a sharp rise in sex crimes over recent years.
In August, Swedish police began urging women to reconsider "how to behave" while out in public following a series of rapes in Uppsala, Sweden.
Authorities issued the troubling warning after four sex attacks were reported in four days in the eastern central Swedish city.
After police were called to investigate after a young girl had been raped during the night in a park in Uppsala, the latest incident meant there had been three "completed rapes and one attempted rape" in the space of four days, says Linda Winge, the region's police commander.
Police spokesperson Mikael Hedström issued a warning to the public, saying that "perpetrators are looking for solitary men and women."
"Women in town should not be worried but must think about how to behave," Hedström warns.