The latest update on the case of a Reddit user who was arrested in Sweden last year has revealed a disturbing new twist.
The 26-year-old, who was found in a basement at his parents home, is accused of raping a 16-year old girl and sexually abusing another.
The girl’s mother told the Swedish tabloid Dagens Nyheter that her daughter told her she felt raped by the man.
“She said that she felt he penetrated her with his fingers and she was very frightened,” the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said.
“He was saying, ‘I’m going to have sex with you and then you’ll have to be the next victim.'”
He had been watching her every day and had given her a nickname.
“We also heard that he had been in a relationship with the girl for a while and had sexually abused her.”
The man was also accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old girl in a different apartment.
The man’s parents told Dagens Dagens newspaper that he denied the allegations.
“There is no doubt he was not the one who raped her,” said the mother.
“The reason he has denied everything is that he has been unable to cope with what happened and he has had a lot of emotional and psychological trauma.”
The woman told Swedish newspaper Expressen that she was furious that her child was being treated like this.
“I felt that I was being punished for something that happened a long time ago.
I felt it was wrong to send a child to live in a place where they were abused,” she said.
A judge sentenced the man to five years in prison.
“It’s clear he is not a monster, he is just a human being who was not prepared for this,” prosecutor Stefan Klima told the court.
“What happened is that it was an accident, it was the result of a mistake and now we have to take responsibility for it.”
The case is being investigated by the Stockholm police and the National Child Protection Board.
The Swedish news agency TT reported that the prosecutor has said that the case will be referred to the National Board of Police Crimes against Children.