Gangrape streamed live on Facebook in Sweden, 3 arrested
Stockholm, Jan 24: Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook.
The suspects, aged 18, 20 and 24, were arrested early Sunday in an apartment in Uppsala, 70 kilometers (45 miles) north of Stockholm, in the presence of victim after members of a Facebook group saw the attack streamed live and alerted police.
At a press conference today, investigators appealed to social media users who had images of the attack to turn them over to police.
“We have some picture and video material. But we don’t have any images showing the attack itself,” Uppsala deputy chief prosecutor Magnus Berggren said. The film has been removed from Facebook but it has been circulated on the internet.