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Many Rapes During the Weekend

Published måndag 9 oktober 2006 kl 11.14
Site of Sept. 9 rape in Västerås

There were a series of sexual attacks on women around Sweden during the weekend.

A 17 year old was attacked and raped in Örebro, west of Stockholm, Saturday night. Police say the description matches that of a rapist in Örebro three weeks ago.

Friday night saw the latest two attacks in a series of recent rapes in Västerås, which is between Örebro and Stockholm. Other sexual attacks on women during the weekend have been reported in Norrköping, Jönköping and Motala in the south, in Sundsvall in the north, and on a ferry from Finland to Stockholm.

Suspects have been detained by the police in connection with two of the attacks.

Last year more than 10 rapes a day were reported in Sweden, more than one thousand overall than the year before. But most were not the kind of attacks by strangers reported during the weekend.

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