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Monday, 7 May 2018

Finnish Supreme Court Rules Sex With 10 Year-Old Girl Not Rape


The court has rejected the prosecution’s request to appeal a three-year prison sentence handed down to a 23 year-old refugee for sexual crimes committed against a 10-year-old girl in autumn 2016, the publication Yle reported.

Finland’s Supreme Court has denied an appeal in a sexual abuse case of a 10-year-old girl, ruling it as aggravated abuse rather than rape.

The case received a lot of attention in the local district court and the prosecution sought a harsher sentence for the perpetrator.

However, the Supreme Court refused, leaving the original appeal court sentence unchanged

The court ruled that there was no evidence to suggest that the sexual encounter involved violence or that the child was incapacitated in any way.

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