Police drop Sweden Democrat rape case

Police have dropped a rape investigation into a former leading figure in the Sweden Democrats.

The man is still suspected of two cases of sexual assault, which police are continuing to investigate.

He was accused of rape by a fellow party member on July 9th.

The Sweden Democrats entered parliament for the first time in 2010, on a platform of cutting immigration.

The accused man was formally a high-ranking party worker, but left this position in 2012. Following the rape allegation earlier this month, the Sweden Democrats asked the man to leave the party entirely.

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