John on October 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm
One guess where this happened:
A Swedish man acquitted of rape charges after he filmed himself having sex with a 14-year-old girl is set to receive 157,000 kronor ($22,500) in compensation for being wrongly accused.
The 34-year-old man from just outside MalmÃ¶ met the girl over the internet and admitted to having sex with her.
He claimed, however, that he didn’t know the girls was younger than 15-years-old, the age of legal consent in Sweden.
The district court convicted the man for child rape and child pornography.
While the court of appeal dropped the rape charges against the man, it did hand down a suspended sentence for one charge of child pornography, according to local media.
The man had requested 282,000 kronor in compensation for suffering and lost wages, but will instead have to make do with the reduced sum.
Sex crimes are up 9% in Sweden so far this year.
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