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Supreme Court to try "infidelity check" case

Published onsdag 13 mars 2013 kl 18.03

The Swedish Supreme Court has accepted an application for leave to appeal in the case where a man was accused of brutally examining his girlfriend to find out if she had been unfaithful.

The man forced his fingers into his girlfriend's genitals and was convicted on rape charges in a district court.

But the Svea Court of Appeals ruled that the man's intention was not sexual and therefore he could not be convicted for rape.

While the district court had sentenced the man to two years and eight months in prison for rape and other offences, his punishment was reduced to 14 months after the Court of Appeals ruling.

The Supreme Court will now decide whether the man should be convicted of a sex crime or of other crimes.

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