Three Africans in custody for gang rape in Björn’s Garden [a park in Stockholm]
November 12, 2018
There are two Somalis and an Eritrean man now in custody for the rape of a woman in Björn’s garden in Stockholm on Friday. They are also detained for robbery.
It was at midnight between Friday and Saturday that a woman contacted police and told them that she had been raped in Björn’s Garden at Medborgarplatsen in Söder, Stockholm.
The event is classified as aggravated rape, and the victim is a 20-year-old woman.
Immediately after the incident, however, the police were able to arrest three perpetrators who are now in custody.
This concerns three African men who are 18, 20 and 29, respectively. They were detained on Sunday on probable cause, suspected of aggravated rape and robbery.
According to information obtained by Fria Tider, one of them needs an Arabic interpreter and another for Somali.
Two of the men are citizens of Somalia and the third of Eritrea. It therefore concerns newly-arrived immigrants.
The district court’s document indicates that the rape occurred during the space of half an hour between 11:15pm and 11:45pm on Friday. The robbery had to have taken place at the same time, and in the same place as the rape.
All were arrested at 12:13am on Saturday, minutes after the rape occurred. The prisoners are in custody at Södermalm.
The men deny committing crimes.