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Sweden - 11 year old girls molested at swimming party
There are various reports about this appearing on the interweb since it happened last week, but none of them in a mainstream newspaper yet. I will give the Swedish press the benefit of the doubt and hope that they are waiting until they can report that the perpetrators have been arrested and charged.
The Swedish National Democrats have it in their news publication Nationell Idag. It is also reported in a Swedish net magazine called, in English, Politically Incorrect.
Rather than inflict google translations on you, this is the gist of what happened on Sunday 20th February 2011.
A Swedish family arranged a birthday swimming party for their daughter and some friends at the swimming lagoon in Husby, which is in or near Stockholm. The party consisted of 11 and 12 year olds, mostly girls but a few boys, brothers or classmates of the girls.
A group of 20 young men, of Middle Eastern and African origin, who are asylum seekers, came to swim at the same time, accompanied by a member of staff from the Asylum Seekers hostel nearby. They had apparently been warned that there would be girls and women in swimming costumes and that in Sweden it is not the done thing to pay attention to girls and women in 'scanty dress'.
Unfortunately they did molest and sexually assault the girls. From the photographs the pool seems to be a leisure lagoon type rather than the long and wide Olympic endurance training type, with what has been variously translated as caves or grottos. These remain even after the pool was reconfigured after a previous incident of sexual assault. The children were corned in one of these bath grottos and the men ripped off their costumes. The boys tried to defend the girls but were beaten by the older men. Pool staff were summoned and they contained the men until the police arrived. According to the parents the men could not, or would not speak Swedish and the police could not identify them. They are supposed to be boys, of the status "unaccompanied refugee children" and aged 15-17 but they looked much older.
No charges have yet been brought. The girls are very distressed and humiliated. At least one is off school sick.
The local police chief has described the pool as a place "where the temptations are great". That is no excuse.