The victim was his partner’s daughter and the sadistic pedophile started raping the girl when she was ten years old. He then raped the girl several times a week for three years – up to 600 times.
It was in 2014 that the now 46-year-old immigrant Bekim Dzelili moved in with a Swedish partner in Vetlanda who had two children, after losing custody of her own children two years earlier. Within a couple of months, he started abusing his new partner. For the ten-year-old daughter of Bekim’s new girlfriend, the relationship would be the start of an ongoing nightmare. After Bekim got together with her mother, he began to systematically rape her.
The first rape took place shortly after she turned 10 years old. She described the incident to the police: “He said she was nice and that he would teach her how to have sex.”
Before she was eleven years old, he started forcing her to perform oral sex on him on the grounds that “she has to learn” and also forcing her to have vaginal intercourse, which according to the girl always hurt. According to police interrogations, the rapes took place several times a week in several places in the home and outside it.
He hit her when she did not want to or tried to resist. He also threatened her with violence or that he would harm or kill her family so that she would remain silent. The girl herself estimates that he raped her around 500 – 600 times.
On a recording that the girl made secretly with the help of her mobile phone shortly after she turned thirteen, Bekim wants them to undress and he says that “this is the last time”. The evidence would prove invaluable and helped to get Bekim convicted in the district court. However, he denied the majority of the crimes but admitted that he had sexually assaulted the girl on three occasions and that he had a “sexual interest in children”.
Bekim was convicted in Eksjö District Court for aggravated rape of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, assault of the girl’s mother and unlawful threats. The maximum penalty for aggravated rape of a child is 10 years imprisonment, but in the case of “multiple crimes” the penalty can be increased to 14 years and Eksjö District Court ruled in the first sentence that the aggravated crimes justified the highest possible penalty. But since they also chose to sentence Bekim to life imprisonment, case law states that he then qualifies for a reduction in punishment. The district court thus chose to reduce the sentence from 14 years to 13 years in prison to prevent an early release.
When the Göta Court of Appeal took up the case after the verdict was appealed, the sadistic pedophile had his sentence reduced by one year to twelve years in prison.
But more remarkable is that they also chose to cancel the deportation of Bekim – despite the fact that he is not a citizen of Sweden. Bekim Dzelili is a Muslim Albanian from Kosovo with Serbian citizenship, although some documents state that he is a citizen of a “terminated country”. During his 22 years in Sweden, he learned “relatively good Swedish” but did not apply for Swedish citizenship. He has a long criminal record for crimes from theft to aggravated assault.
The district court’s ruling justified the deportation on the grounds that there was a risk that he would relapse into crime and that, despite his long time in Sweden, he had no strong connection to the country.
According to the district court evidence, his own children who have endured Bekim’s terror, would like him deported. The youngest biological child has said “that she would be happy if her father was expelled” and that only if he died then “perhaps she would consider talking to her mother”.
There is therefore no obstacle to stop the deportation of the child rapist and recognized pedophile from Sweden. In addition, it was pointed out that according to his own information he has relatives in his home country and travels there often to visit. However, the Court of Appeal ignored these facts.
“There are some signs of shortcomings in his social adjustment, e.g. with regard to earlier crime. However, the investigation does not provide any support that he would have an antisocial lifestyle or criminal values due to recurring crime. He also does not seem to have a particularly strong connection to his former homeland. Against this overall background, his connection to Sweden appears to be strong,” the Appeal judges said.
Furthermore, the Court of Appeal conceded that the repeated and systematic child rapes that included violence and death threats “have a very high penalty value”. But they did not think that this fact contributed to any “special reasons” for deportation.
“There is therefore no particular reason to expel him and the district court’s decision in this regard must be revoked,” the Appeal judges maintained.
The child rapist and the self-proclaimed pedophile is thus allowed to stay in Sweden despite his extensive crime record and his disinterest in claiming Swedish citizenship.