Wednesday 26 April 2017

Doctor who abducted woman and locked her in homemade bunker jailed for 10 years

The underground bunker where Trenneborg planned to keep his victim for 10 years AFP/Swedish police authority
The underground bunker where Trenneborg planned to keep his victim for 10 years AFP/Swedish police authority
A courtroom sketch of Trenneborg (left) and his lawyer
The entrance to the soundproof bunker

A Swedish court has sentenced a doctor to 10 years in prison for abducting a woman and locking her in a homemade bunker, but acquitted him of charges of aggravated rape.

In a unanimous verdict, Stockholm District Court said Martin Trenneborg meticulously planned the abduction over a long period of time and subjected the victim to serious risk by sedating her and keeping her locked up in a soundproof bunker for almost a week.

The 38-year-old doctor, who claimed he was suffering a mental disorder at the time, was ordered to pay 180,000 kronor (£15,000) in damages to the woman.

The court said it found insufficient evidence that Trenneborg subjected the victim to sexual intercourse when she was sedated.

A courtroom sketch of Trenneborg (left) and his lawyer
A courtroom sketch of Trenneborg (left) and his lawyer
A police forensic officer works at a property outside Knislinge in southern Sweden (Johan Nilsson/TT via AP)
A police forensic officer works at a property outside Knislinge in southern Sweden (Johan Nilsson/TT via AP)

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