Humiliation-robbers sentenced to juvenile care — one refuses to serve his sentence
In February, a 16-year-old was sentenced to juvenile care for three robberies, two counts of abuse and one count of unlawful detention. One of the robberies received a lot of attention when the robbers urinated upon their victim, which was filmed and disseminated. But the 16-year-old refuses to accept his sentence. He has left the HVB home and refuses to return.
After a very attention-grabbing humiliation-robbery, where the robbers urinated on their victim, a 16-year-old was sentenced to juvenile care.
But now Aftonbladet reveals that the care placement isn’t working, since the 16-year-old refuses to accept his sentence. The 16-year-old has left the HVB home where he was placed, and refuses to return.
Prosecutor Mirna Lelic feels that the penalty isn’t working and wants to see other actions. In her memo to the district court, she says that “Social Services has made several attempts to get him to return, among which was to contact him and buy him a train ticket. But that has not helped.
“Thus I think that he misunderstands this so much that this punishment should be eliminated,” Mirna Lelic tells Aftonbladet.
The problem is that the sentence-value for the crimes the 16-year-old was convicted of is too low for lockdown youth care to be in effect. Lockdown youth care requires that the penalty be at least one year.
“And the district court ruled that the sentence is eight months in custody, so that doesn’t rise to the limit beyond which he could be sentenced to lock down youth care. So it’s a little tricky,” Lelic tells Aftonbladet.
Södertörn’s district court will request a new opinion from Social Services, after which the parties will be called to a meeting to express their views.
In February Prosecutor Mirna Lelic told Aftonbladet that the sentence for the newly-convicted robbers didn’t mean a loss of freedom.
“They are not locked up. It is not like a prison in that you cannot leave. It is not that,” said Lelic to Nyheter Idag.