Breaking News

Man acquitted of rape because woman turned out to be transsexual man

by Staff Reporter
23 January 2013 | 5025 Views
A Swedish man was acquitted of rape charges because his victim was not a woman but a transgender man.

District Court Judge Dan Sjostedt dismissed the rape charge citing that if the man new that the rape victim is not a woman but a man he wouldn't have committed the crime.

The 61-year-old rapist stalked and brutally assaulted a transsexual man forcing him to the ground and kicking his victim in the face because he thought the person was a woman, according to reports.

The victim's ex-boyfriend saw the assault in his apartment, he ran and the man fought with a shoehorn, the news media reported. He held the man until police arrived.

The victim was dressed as a woman and has been on hormone replacement therapy to become a woman, but that does not make him a woman despite being known as a "she" throughout the trial
the court said.




According to reports, the judge said "We believe he wanted to rape this woman in particular. But as she turned out to be a man, the crime was never actually committed."

The man was however convicted of assault and sentenced to three years in prison, according to the news media. He must also pay almost $2,200 in damages to his victim.

transsexual

Source: TBWN

Should airtime and street vendors pay the $1 a day State levy?

Yes
11.32%
No
82.55%
Desperation
6.13%
848

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

'Zanu-PF congress will dwell on issues not tissues' - As Zanu-PF prepa...

by Kuda Bwititi | 31 August 2014 | 123 Views

Chitungwiza residents forced to use 'bucket system' - RUMBIDZAI Moyo, ...

by Staff Reporter | 31 August 2014 | 122 Views

Mupostori woman commits suicide after hubby's reprimand - A MARANGE wo...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 266 Views

Serious water crisis hits Bulawayo - BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe's second bigge...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 278 Views

Mortuary attendant steals from the dead - A MORTUARY attendant and a n...

by Staff Reporter | 31 August 2014 | 421 Views

Gono not backing any Zanu-PF faction - report - FORMER central bank go...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 170 Views

Zimbabwe at high risk of Ebola outbreak - Zimbabwe is prone to an Ebol...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 221 Views

Muvhango stars in Bulawayo - SOUTH African stars from the popular tele...

by Peter Matika | 31 August 2014 | 246 Views

ANC condemns Lesotho coup -  JOHANNESBURG - The African National ...

by Staff Reporter | 31 August 2014 | 339 Views

Bulawayo faces nurse shortage - BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is conside...

by Vusumuzi Dube | 31 August 2014 | 165 Views

Juvenile to receive 2 strokes for having sex with a Form 1 pupil - A 1...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 361 Views

Man, 31, admits loving a grade 7 pupil, escape jail sentence - A BINGA...

by Fairness Moyana | 31 August 2014 | 296 Views

Juvenile bashes stepmum for 'selling out' - A 17-YEAR-OLD juvenile fro...

by Fairness Moyana | 31 August 2014 | 225 Views

Helicopter crash-lands in Victoria Falls - SIX Americans cheated death...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 286 Views

Woman drags alcoholic lover to court over maintenance - A PLUMTREE wo...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 31 August 2014 | 147 Views

Zanu-PF MP assault case postponed - ZANU-PF Member of Parliament for K...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 154 Views

Divorce cases on the rise in Bulawayo

by Thulani Ndlovu | 31 August 2014 | 360 Views

Headmaster throws self in front of bus while running away from wife - ...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa | 31 August 2014 | 405 Views

Jonathan Moyo wades into the Zanu-PF national chair debate - The 1987 ...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 369 Views

Zimbabwe's jobless nurses to wait longer - HUNDREDS of jobless nurses ...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka | 31 August 2014 | 242 Views

It's Big Brother time again - NEVER change your game plan if you want ...

by Pabalelo Tlou | 31 August 2014 | 269 Views

Gono ready to take over - Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr ...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 324 Views

Six die in bus, lorry accident - SIX people died on the spot yesterda...

by Staff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 971 Views

Prostitutes using juju to get clients - "It's funny how people are now...

by Peter Matika | 31 August 2014 | 1110 Views

Bosso keeper in SA on trials - HIGHLANDERS' goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya...

by STaff reporter | 31 August 2014 | 659 Views

IMF delegation to visit Zimbabwe - An International Monetary Fund (IMF...

by Staff Reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1379 Views

Zanu PF will continue to lead Zimbabwe says Mujuru

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 2802 Views

Honorable Minister Nhema home, with us - Zimbabwe has almost metamorp...

by Zisunko Ndlovu | 30 August 2014 | 3395 Views

14 year-old arrested for sex with cow - A 14-YEAR-OLD Headlands boy w...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 2600 Views

Entertainment

ZBC receives TV programmes from South Korea - The Korean Ambassador to...

by Staff Reporter | 29 August 2014 | 1751 Views

Roki cancels SA show

by Sophia Chese | 29 August 2014 | 1596 Views

Zimbabwe Got Talent on the cards - CHINESE Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ...

by Staff reporter | 28 August 2014 | 1476 Views

Tuku to Deliver Inaugural Hugh Masekela Lecture

by Staff Reporter | 28 August 2014 | 1804 Views

Controversy over Bev's album - Newly-appointed Msasa Bricks Ambassador...

by Staff reporter | 27 August 2014 | 2238 Views

Viewers slam 'sub-standard' ZBCtv program - VARIOUS ZBCtv viewers have...

by Staff reporter | 27 August 2014 | 2278 Views

John Legend cancels Zimbabwe show

by Showbiz Reporter | 27 August 2014 | 4551 Views

Macheso's yet to be released album sold on Harare streets - Pirates ha...

by Staff reporter | 26 August 2014 | 3245 Views