The rapist’s name is Juusuf Muhamed Abbud. No doubt a large part of the reason why he was not found guilty of aggravated rape was because to find him guilty would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Ruling in child sexual abuse case goes against public sense of justice,” Helsinki Times, November 24, 2017:
Finns have widely expressed their outrage and bafflement with a recent ruling in a case against a 23-year-old man who had intercourse with a ten-year-old girl.
The Turku Court of Appeal ruled last week that the defendant was guilty of aggravated child sexual abuse but not of aggravated rape and sentenced him to three years in prison, thus upholding a ruling issued in March by the District Court of Pirkanmaa.
The defendant was acquitted of the charge of aggravated rape on grounds that the defence was unable to substantiate its claim that the victim had been unable to defend herself and express her lack of consent because she was in a state of fear and helplessness at the time of the act, according to Helsingin Sanomat.
Jussi Tapani, a professor of criminal law at the University of Turku, and Matti Tolvanen, a professor of criminal law at the University of Eastern Finland, estimate in an interview with the newspaper that the case could ultimately warrant the attention of the Supreme Court of Finland.
Both of them indicated that the criminal code fails to unambiguously define the grounds for determining that the victim was in a state of fear or other state of helplessness.
“The Supreme Court should set a precedent on whether or not a ten-year-old can be ruled to be able to express their will in circumstances such as these. I’m personally of the opinion that a ten-year-old would be unable to understand the matter and thereby defend themselves against an adult,” comments Tolvanen.
Tapani also estimates that the sentence handed to the offender would have been one to two years longer if he had also been found guilty of aggravated rape….