Posted on April 30, 2020

Serial Rapist Cannot Be Deported from Sweden Because He Was Child Refugee

Lionel Du Cane, National File, April 29, 2020

Bashiri Sahabu, 29, has been accused and convicted of a string of eight depraved sexual assaults, including rape.

Sahabu came to Sweden via Tanzania, a neighboring country to Burundi, in 2005 as a 15-year-old child refugee.

Since he arrived as a minor–a child refugee–he cannot be deported despite the number of his convictions or severity of his crimes, despite the prosecutor’s intentions to deport the convicted sex offender, according to Fria Tider.

Furthermore, Sahabu doesn’t have Swedish citizenship, is not married, and has no family members in Sweden. Regardless, as Sahabu entered Sweden as a minor, he is reportedly not eligible for deportation.

Apart from theft, drug charges, and other offenses, Sahabu appears to be indiscriminate in his choice of sexual victims–as he attempted to rape a man on a train, forced a disabled woman to perform oral sex on him on a bus, attempted to rape a woman on a train, and groped an 11-year-old girl’s legs before following the girl and her grandmother until he was detained by travel staff.

On another occasion, he attempted to rape a hotel receptionist, but was thwarted when staff and guests walked in on the assault as the attacked receptionist screamed.

Sahabu was sentenced to two years and nine months behind bars last Friday at Örebro District Court for his long list of offenses.