Wednesday 23 August 2017

Three jailed over gang rape which was streamed live on Facebook

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Three men have been jailed in Sweden over a gang rape which was streamed live on a closed Facebook group.

The Uppsala District Court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape.

The others were given sentences of one year - which was halved because he was a minor at the time of the crime - and six months, respectively.

Judge Nils Palbrandt said the victim, who was under influence of narcotics, was not able to give her consent to the sexual act, as was claimed by the men.

The teenager and two men in their 20s were arrested in January in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, after police received tips about the streaming and the rape.

The court heard that the film had received a lot of attention both in Sweden and internationally.

During the four-day trial, the video was aired behind closed doors.

The men, who were aged 18-24, were also sentenced to pay total damages of 300,000 kronor (€31,237) to the victim.

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