Last November a 16-year-old with Somali citizenship was detained by an 11-year-old boy’s parents after a rape attempt on the boy in Upplands Väsby, a locality in Stockholm County, Swedish daily Expressen reported.
A month before the assault on the 11-year-old, the 16-year-old was suspected of raping a 12-year-old boy during a similar assault. Only when the boy offered him his weekly allowance, the migrant let him go.
The 16-year-old has already been suspected of committing 35 crimes during the past year, including assault, unlawful threats, harassment, and burglary. At the time of the assault, he was taken into custody after having been sentenced to juvenile custody.
The mother of the 11-year-old boy told Expressen that her son had come home and said that he had been threatened with a knife and subjected to an attempted rape.
“My son cried; he was hysterical, and said that the boy had a knife. My son was terrified that he would hurt us. I said that we had to find him so that he can’t do this to another child,” the mother told Expressen.
They found the 16-year-old, and the mother was able to hold him until police arrived. “I shouted to the boy that I would never let him go. And I shouted at him, ‘How in the hell can you do such a thing to a child?’,” said the mother.
At the trial of the 16-year-old it was decided that he would be subjected to a forensic psychiatric examination. He has denied the rape of the 12-year-old, but admitted to some of the events surrounding the assault of his second young victim.
“I sat and looked at him in the eye during the entire trial. I wanted to see if he was sorry, but he didn’t dare meet my gaze. I think he is like a ticking bomb, and I hope he gets locked up so he cannot commit more crimes,” the mother told Expressen.