Oslo: 40-year-old man sentenced to prison for raping his girlfriend

Oslo District CourtPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The Oslo District Court has sentenced a 40-year-old man to six years in prison and a permanent contact ban for raping his girlfriend in May last year.

The accused and the woman are said to have had a turbulent relationship over several years, the newspaper Avisa Oslo writes. In 2016, he was convicted of inflicting bodily harm under particularly aggravating circumstances, and the following year he was convicted of making threats.

The rape allegedly took place after a trip to the city in May last year. The man denied criminal guilt in court and said that the sexual intercourse was voluntary.

The woman said she was raped, robbed of her phone, and stopped from leaving the apartment. According to the indictment, the accused forced her to have sex with him by sitting on her, holding her, and strangling her.

The woman upheld the explanation in court but at the same time expressed that she did not want the man to be punished.

The Oslo District Court found the man guilty and concluded that the abuse took place under aggravating circumstances. The court believes that the victim was exposed to violence to a “large extent.”

It is not known whether the verdict will be appealed.

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