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Boy, 15, ‘gang-raped by five blade-wielding Afghan Muslims migrants in Swedish forest’
A GANG of five Afghan migrants have been arrested and charged after allegedly raping a boy at knifepoint in Sweden.
Swedish authorities today revealed that the teenagers had been charged with aggravated rape of a minor after allegedly dragging the lad, who is under 15, into a wooded area near the city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm.
The alleged attack is said to have taken place in October, with prosecutor Johan Stromback confirming the suspects were all between 16 and 17 years old.
Stromback said all had arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.
If convicted, the group face a minimum of four years behind bars.
The indictment also calls for all five alleged rapists to be expelled from Sweden and barred from ever returning after serving their sentences.
The teens are accused of punching the victim – who is also from Afghanistan – in the head, raping him and spitting on him in a horrific attack.
Court papers also claim the assault “was planned and lasted for at least an hour”, leaving the boy with bruises, scrapes and bite marks on his back.
The migrant suspects allegedly filmed parts of the assault and threatened to post clips on social media if the victim went to police.
The indictment says two of the suspects have acknowledged some of the allegations, but none have confessed to a criminal act.
Stefan Wallin, a defence lawyer representing one of the youths, said his client neither admits nor denies the charges.
“He has no recollection of the events because of alcohol intoxication,” Wallin told reporters.
Defence lawyers for the others did not immediately return requests for comment.
The case is not the first of its kind in Sweden, which is one of the most popular destinations for migrants making their way to Europe – alongside the UK, Germany and other Scandinavian countries.