Tried to rape 11-year-old boy — Detained by victim’s parents
July 11, 2020
Two parents in Upplands Väsby detained a 16-year-old who is suspected of the attempted rape of their 11-year-old son. The 16-year-old, who is a Somali citizen, is also suspected of raping a 12-year-old and was earlier sentenced to juvenile custody for other crimes.
Last November a 16-year-old of Somali citizenship was detained by an 11-year-old boy’s parents after a rape attempt on the boy in Upplands Väsby, Expressen reports.
A month before the assault on the 11-year-old, the 16-year-old is suspected of raping a 12-year-old boy during a similar assault, which he broke off when the boy offered him his weekly allowance to let him go.
That consisted of a pair of hundred-kronor notes, and the perpetrator took the money to let the child go, Östling says.
The 16-year-old is earlier suspected of committing 35 crimes during the past year, including beating, unlawful threat, harassment, and burglary. At the time of the assault, he was taken into custody after having been sentenced to juvenile custody.
The mother of the 11-year-old boy told Expressen that her son had come home and said that he had been threatened with a knife and subjected to an attempted rape.
She and her husband decided to look for the attacker even though the son warned them that he was armed.
“My son cried; he was hysterical, and said that the boy had a knife. My son was terrified that he would hurt us. I said that we had to find him so that he can’t do this to another child,” the mother told Expressen.
They found the 16-year-old, and the mother was able to hold him until police came to the scene.
“I shouted to the boy that I would never let him go. And I shouted at him, ‘How in the hell can you do such a thing to a child?’,” said the mother.
The trial of the 16-year-old has begun, and it has been decided that he will be subjected to a forensic psychiatric examination before the trial continues.
He denies the rape of the 12-year-old, but admits parts of the events surrounding the assault on the 11-year-old.
“I sat and looked at him in the eye during the entire trial. I wanted to see if he was sorry, but he didn’t dare meet my gaze. I think he is like a ticking bomb, and I hope he gets locked up so he cannot commit many crimes,” the mother says to Expressen.