Two men wanted held in custody for torture assault on boys in Solna
Two men are wanted held in custody for the torture-like assault on two boys in the Norra Cemetery in Solna north of Stockholm this past weekend. The men are 18 and 21 years old respectively, have a non-Western immigrant background, and are well-known to the police for earlier crimes.
It was about 11 pm on Saturday that two boys were kidnapped and taken to the cemetery, where they were forced to undress naked and were subjected to aggravated, protracted, abusive assault, sexual abuse, and aggravated robbery.
Two men were arrested shortly after the incident, and detention custody has been requested for probable cause on the higher grade of suspicion for kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape, and aggravated robbery.
Both suspects have non-Western immigrant backgrounds but are Swedish citizens. They are well-known to police and social services. The 18-year-old was previously prosecuted for theft, while the 21-year-old has been convicted of arson, unlawful driving, drunk driving, several narcotic offenses, and theft, among other things. Why the 21-year-old has not yet begun to serve his 18-month prison sentence for arson last summer is not clear.
The motive for the crime is still not clear, as well as what relationship, if any, the victims and perpetrators had with each other.