Swedish Police Investigate Another Gang Rape Posted on Social Media

March 30, 2017

Police in Uppsala, Sweden, have arrested one man in an ongoing investigation into a gang rape which was filmed and posted on the social media app Snapchat.

The assault occurred in January at a hotel in Uppsala. The woman involved claims to have been raped by at least two men while another man filmed the incident and posted it on Snapchat. One man has been arrested but two are still at large, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

Prosecutor Thomas Forsberg said the footage authorities have in their possession is not complete, saying: “Parts of the event were filmed and posted on Snapchat, where they have been for some time. It has been available for a number of people but it is currently unclear how many.”

Police say they have seized at least one mobile device with footage of the incident and are currently trying to recover the rest, adding there is a “very high probability there is more material. We have confiscated a phone and there are reports in the investigation claiming that there should be more of footage that could shed light on what happened at the time.”

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This article was posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:45 am

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