Sputnik, January 24, 2018
A #Metoo feminist and a mother allegedly engaged in a relationship with an Afghan refugee has refused to report his sexual assault on her preteen daughter on the grounds that it would lead to his expulsion from Sweden.
The middle-aged woman, who works at a migrant home, reportedly started a relationship with one of the “refugee children” and allowed him to move into her place. The cohabitation ended with her fosterling sexually attacking her 12-year-old daughter. However, the woman refused to report the assault and allowed the culprit to stay, the news outlet Fria Tider reported.
“I was afraid he would be sent back to Afghanistan,” the woman explained, as quoted by Fria Tider.
During the trial, the girl said that her 45-year-old mother had worked at a home for “unaccompanied minors” in Sölvesborg, Blekinge County. When one of the refugees officially came of age and could no longer take advantage of the accommodation center, the mother started a relationship with him and let him move into her home.
Soon, the Afghan began to stalk the woman’s 12-year-old daughter, trying to kiss and hug her.
One Saturday night in late September 2017, the Afghan reportedly pushed his fingers into the girl’s underwear, while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The girl responded by pulling away and running into her bedroom. Later, she told her mom about the incident. However, the woman let her Afghan boyfriend stay despite his dangerous ways.
“He stayed with us, and it felt outlandish to me,” the girl said during the trial, as quoted by Fria Tider.
The next day, the 12-year-old refused to go home from school to her mother without contacting her estranged father, who upon hearing the story, reported the incident to the police.
“Mom did not want to make a police report because she was afraid that the Afghan would be forced to leave Sweden,” the girl was quoted as saying. The woman herself confirmed this during the trial.
According to the girl’s older sister’s testimony, the mother had told her to keep quiet about what had happened.
After a while, however, the Afghan chose to leave anyway. Despite being sentenced for sexual abuse, he is allowed to stay in Sweden, as the prosecution did not demand expulsion. Instead, he was slapped with 100 hours of community service, as he claimed to have been 18 at the time of the crime.
The mother, who is said to be an active member of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment, continued her involvement in her Afghan boyfriend’s destiny. Fria Tider reported that she wrote in a Facebook group against the deportation of Afghans, and that she had a “wonderful kid” who no longer had a permanent residence, asking if fellow feminists would want to take him in.
Feminist Sweden became especially caught up in the #Metoo movement. In the fall of 2017, tens of thousands of women representing dozens of Swedish industries signed trade petitions against sexual abuse and harassment, sharing their personal experiences. The list of signatories included high-ranking politicians, movie stars and celebrities, as well as journalists, lawyers, dancers, teachers, church officials, armed forces staff, trade union members and even prostitutes and drug addicts.