Suspected paedophile's house burns down

A house belonging to an elderly man recently arrested on suspicion of accessory to the rape of a 14-year-old boy was set on fire Saturday night near Sundsvall, reports news agency TT. Police are calling it arson. There are no suspects.

The 76-year-old man was arrested last week. "This house is officially owned by the man," says Jan Lidén, a police officer in Västernorrland, to news agency TT.

Prosecutors are alleging that two teenage boys tied up a 14-year-old boy and then violated him. They say the elderly man witnessed the event without intervening.

One of the teenagers has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

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