Accused gang rapists face 21 years in prison

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Prosecutors now have five persons both charged and in custody following what they believe was the gang rape of a woman in Oslo’s Grønland last week. Two of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy and his 18-year-old companion, were ordered during the weekend to be held in prison for two and four weeks respectively while police continue their investigation.

“This is an extremely serious case, and police have been investigating full force the past week,” prosecutor Andreas Strand told website Osloby.no. “It can lead to prison terms of 21 years.”

That’s the maximum allowed in Norway, although the 16-year-old will likely get milder treatment. Police believe the group, which also included a 16-year-old girl, met the victim at Oslo’s central train station, left the station with her and then raped her in a parking garage in nearby Grønland.

In another case, police in Follo, south of Oslo, were investigating the rape of another woman at the Kolbotn train station in Oppegård early Sunday morning. The alleged rapist was described as a man around 190 centimeters tall with short blond hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood and dark jeans.

newsinenglish.no staff