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Swedish man jailed for online rape
    2017-12-05  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A 41-YEAR-OLD Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their families.

A court in Uppsala, Sweden, found Bjorn Samstrom guilty of online sexual offenses involving 27 juvenile victims between 2015 and early 2017. Samstrom threatened to post photos of the 26 girls and one boy on pornography sites or to kill their relatives unless they performed sex acts as he watched from Sweden, prosecutors said.

The court said that while Samstrom never met his victims in person, he was guilty of rape, sexual coercion and other charges.

It was the first time in Sweden that a person was convicted of rape for offenses that took place over the Internet. Under Swedish law, rape doesn’t have to include intercourse, but can be an act considered equally violating.

Samstrom admitted coercing the teens — all under age 15 at the time — but denied his actions constituted rape.

Samstrom also was convicted of child pornography possession because he saved recordings of his victims.

The court also ordered him to pay damages to victims who have been identified and claimed compensation, totaling 1.1 million kronor (US$131,590.)

Samstrom lived alone near Uppsala, some 70 kilometers north of Stockholm. The court noted he also drank “large amounts of alcohol.”

The Swedish case came to light when Samstrom was being investigated for another alleged sex crime and police found videos at his home of girls speaking English.

(SD-Agencies)

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