Risks long term of punishment for torture-like rape
A 36-year-old charged with raping his ex under torture-like forms, is not suffering from any serious mental disorder. On Wednesday the prosecutor demanded that the man be sentenced to eight - nine years in prison.
The man was apprehended last winter, and after several months of investigation he was charged with serious rape, serious breach of female integrity, and rape of his ex-wife.
In June he was taken to court and the district court came to the conclusion that there was convincing evidence that the 36-year-old had committed most of the crimes he was charged with, including the cases of rape, and ruled that he should undergo a forensic psychiatric examination, which would take around four weeks.
The verdict is that the 36-year-old did not commit the crimes he is charged with under the influence of any serious mental disturbance. Nor was he seriously mentally disturbed when he was examined, and there are no medical reasons to turn him over to forensic psychiatric care.
District prosecutor Malin Paulsson demanded that the 36-year-old be given a prison sentence of between eight and nine years.
In the charge the method employed in one of the incidents is described as being like torture. Late one evening last winter the 36-year-old forced his way into the home of his ex in Kristianstad municipality and threw away her alarm. Then he raped her several times. He threatened to kill her, tied her to the bed and drew a plastic bag over her head.