What’s Current: 15-year-old boy charged in Stockholm’s music festival rapes

Image/The Spectator
Image/The Spectator

Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Löfven, responds to a string of 38 reported sexual assaults and rapes at a teen music festival in Stockholm:

“Whatever the motive we have to work more with attitudes among young men,” Löfven said. “It’s never OK to grope or harass women.”

Police have laid charges against a 15-year-old boy in relation to the case.

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Jess Martin

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