Violent Sex Ruled Consensual

A man who beat a young woman 60 times with a wooden stick and 30 times with a ruler, as part of a master-slave sex game, has been cleared of aggravated assault.

The court in Malmö freed him of the charges because the 16 year old woman had consented to the beating, and that she had made the first move, by contacting the 32-year old man via a website.

During the violent sex game the couple had agreed a safety word which would have stopped the beating.

The case began when a relative of the young woman noticed bruises that she had sustained during the weekend of sexual roleplaying, and the state prosecutor decided that the limits of consensual sex may have been overstepped.