Published 21 October 2021 at 08.16
Domestic. The Somali was convicted of a bloody attempted rape against an 84-year-old woman who went for a Christmas walk in Sölvesborg. He appealed the verdict, but eventually withdrew the appeal hours before the new trial was to be held, writes Blekinge Läns Tidning.
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Fria Tider has previously reported on the brutal assault on the woman, who early on the second day of Christmas 2019 took one of her usual morning walks with poles.
The case was given to Louise Erixon (SD) , chairman of the municipal board in Sölvesborg, to announce that the rapist was never welcome in Sölvesborg again.
When the woman reached Sölvesborg Castle during her walk, the Somali stood in front of her. He took a firm grip on her arms, whereupon the 84-year-old started screaming as loud as she could.
– I'll fuck you! If you are not silent, I will throw you into the water, said the African.
He got her down to the ground and hit her in the face so that she began to bleed. However, the woman continued to scream and resist.
– I tried to kick him and I am almost certain that I managed to put a finger in one of his eyes, the 84-year-old said afterwards in a police interrogation.
The African stated that he would undress her and started tearing at her clothes. But then another woman appeared on the scene, whereupon the man stopped the attempted rape and ran from the scene.
The 23-year-old was sentenced in March this year to 1 year and 8 months in prison for the attempted rape. However, he appealed the verdict to the Court of Appeal and demanded that he either be acquitted or receive a lighter sentence.
But the day before the proceedings in the Court of Appeal were to begin, he suddenly withdrew his appeal.
“I get on behalf of my principal withdraw his appeal in its entirety. The main hearing can be canceled. I request to be allowed to submit a cost invoice no later than tomorrow. The case can therefore be written off “, the man's lawyer writes in a letter to the Court of Appeal for Blekinge and Skåne, according to Blekinge Läns Tidning.
The Court of Appeal responded by writing off the case. The time to appeal that decision expires on November 11.
The Somali has been granted Swedish citizenship and can therefore not be deported under current legislation.