Breaking News

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

by Staff Reporter
23 January 2013 | 5138 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

Are housemaids an evil lot?

Yes
54.55%
No
42.42%
Not sure
3.03%
33

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Bosso target foreign coach - HIGHLANDERS will engage yet another forei...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2014 | 51 Views

Mugabe aide dismiss charges levelled against Mujuru - PRESIDENT Robert...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2014 | 374 Views

Council resumes water disconnections - THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC)...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2014 | 119 Views

Rugare Gumbo to expose 'Mugabe' in his life memoirs - FORMER Zanu-PF i...

by Staff Reporter | 27 November 2014 | 385 Views

'Passport office queues undignified' - NATIONAL Assembly speaker Jacob...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2014 | 259 Views

Prophet drowns after baptising congregants - THE body of a self-styled...

by Staff reporter | 27 November 2014 | 330 Views

Daily News in trouble over 'Bloodbath in ZANU-PF' - The state media on...

by Staff Reporter | 27 November 2014 | 3989 Views

Policeman nabbed after raping 18-year-old maid - A policeman has been ...

by Court Reporter | 27 November 2014 | 2096 Views

Tendai Biti apologises for brutal Welshman Ncube attacks

by Staff Reporter | 26 November 2014 | 4005 Views

Mujuru, Goche boycotts politburo meeting

by Staff Reporter | 26 November 2014 | 6066 Views

Welshman Ncube, Sekai Holland to lead the Democratic Union

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 4032 Views

Democratic Union officially formed in Zimbabwe

by Sapa | 26 November 2014 | 2227 Views

MDC Youths Speak on Reunification - The MDC Youth Assembly Bulawayo Pr...

by Shephard Dube | 26 November 2014 | 1468 Views

Police speak on Mujuru daughter's fatal accident

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 5327 Views

'Something strange in Zanu-PF,' says Rugare Gumbo

by AFP | 26 November 2014 | 5998 Views

Failure to arrest Mujuru proves that Gukurahundi was GENOCIDE

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo | 26 November 2014 | 6486 Views

Lifeline for Bulawayo girlfriend murderer

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 2860 Views

Banners with Dr Mujuru picture unearthed

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 8994 Views

Webster Shamu booted out

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 7020 Views

$40 million coins to be delivered to Zimbabwe next week

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 5473 Views

Mugabe dumps liberation values

by Gift Phiri | 26 November 2014 | 4670 Views

'Vultures take over Zanu-PF,' says Rugare Gumbo

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 7488 Views

'Zanu-PF must reimburse looted funds,' says Tsvangirai's MDC-T

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 3296 Views

Housemaids: Are they an evil lot? - The video of an 18-month Ugandan t...

by Makhosi Sibanda | 26 November 2014 | 2672 Views

Zanu-PF in urgent Politburo meeting - The Zanu-PF Politburo is meeting...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 6711 Views

Mnangagwa poised as Mugabe settles succession - PRESIDENT Robert Mug...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 7093 Views

Ex-Zimbabwean deputy Premier in witchcraft storm - POLICE details had ...

by Staff Reporter | 26 November 2014 | 7758 Views

Mugabe to appoint four vice presidents? - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is s...

by Staff Reporter | 26 November 2014 | 9326 Views

Didymus Mutasa ouster sparks wild celebrations - Embattled Zanu-PF sec...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 4538 Views

Headmaster 'drugs, rapes' student

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 4477 Views

Entertainment

Ivy Kombo-Kasi graduates with a Masters degree in International Commercial Law

by Jonathan Mbiriyamveka | 26 November 2014 | 2744 Views

Zimbabwean gospel musician goes live in South Africa on Saturday 29 No...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 1376 Views

Re-brand ZBC

by Staff reporter | 25 November 2014 | 1956 Views

Express Links Money Transfer and Kenya Airways to Sponsor ZIMAA UK 201...

by Masimba Makasi | 25 November 2014 | 1599 Views

Namibian woman dances to Shona song - Video - ...

by Staff Reporter | 25 November 2014 | 3856 Views

Generations returns

by Staff reporter | 25 November 2014 | 3523 Views

'You lazy African intellectual scum' set for film adaptation - An e...

by Ceci Mercy | 25 November 2014 | 1984 Views
iBlog

Those Behind Tb Joshua Watch Photo Proof!

when this couple (dave and angie) were indicted of being the masterminds behind tb joshua watch, the blog admins refuted it and denied any sort of connections with the couple, but that’s not what the facts portray as precisely every single one ... Read More
pointblank 13 July 2014 ago

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago