Finger assault on girlfriend not rape: High Court

A man convicted on rape charges for forcing his fingers into his girlfriend’s genitals has had his conviction overturned by a Swedish court.

Instead the high court in Stockholm, Svea Hovrätt, ruled that the man was guilty of unlawful coercion.

In his defense the man said he carried out the assault as he wanted to check if his girlfriend had been unfaithful, reports Dagens Juridik magazine.

Svea Hovrätt ruled that the man’s intention was not sexual so he could not be convicted for rape.

A district court had convicted the man to two year and eight months in prison for rape and other offences. His sentence has now been reduced to 14 months.