Five Afghani migrants have been convicted of raping an underage boy and filming the ordeal on their phones. However, the rapists cannot be deported because their homeland is “too dangerous”.
The victim, is understood to be aged under 15, was raped in woodland in Uppsala county in Sweden by the five Afghanis who were aged 16 and 17 at the time. He was beaten and dragged to the forest a knife-point before being raped for over an hour.
The teenage attackers were found guilty of aggravated rape, but the judge denied a request from prosecutors that they be deported, citing the “dangerous” situation in their homeland.
Instead, Expressen reports that four of the defendants were sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment while the fifth received 13 months. The migrant who filmed the ordeal was also convicted of child pornography charges.
The defendants would have received much longer sentences – up to six years – but due to their age and the fact they cannot be paroled, their jail terms were drastically reduced.
One said how he had known the victim previously, but they had fallen out over money, so he decided to rape him as revenge.
The court heard how the victim, who is also Afghani, was severely beaten before the attacker began “grabbing the defendant, covering his mouth and dragging or carrying him into a woodland area”.
The boy was also spat on and had his back bitten. The attackers then intimidated and threatened the boy with the video footage, telling him they would post it on Facebook if he told police – which they did anyway before being arrested.
Defence lawyer Stefan Wallin, who represented one of the defendants, claims that his client did not have any recollection of being present at the attack. “He has no recollection of the events because of alcohol intoxication,” he said.