Seven jailed for gang rape

Seven men were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, for the gang rape of a 29-year old woman in a refugee housing complex in Mariannenlund, in Småland in December last year.

Of the eight men accused, seven were given prison sentences of up to six and a half years. Six of these men will also be deported and banned from Sweden for a period of 15 years. The woman will receive 475,000 Swedish kronor in damages (almost US$ 70,000).

Although the men pleaded innocent, the large amount of DNA evidence tying them to the crime scene, and the victim's testimony, provided the basis for Eksjö district court's ruling.

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