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Court Sentences Man to Five Years for Rape

Reykjavík District Court sentenced two men to prison on Friday for the rape of a 19-year-old girl. One of the men received a five-year sentence and the other four years and six months. The pair, who have a long history with police, were also ordered to pay ISK 2 million (USD 15,635, EUR 11,700) in damages, reports.

districtcourtReykjavík District Court.

The men reportedly dragged the woman into their car after she left a restaurant in downtown Reykjavík, drove her to their apartment and carried her inside. The men denied the charges but the court deemed their testimony unbelievable and contradictory.

The court ruled that the incident was serious and gravely humiliating for the victim, causing her extreme mental distress. The girl has reportedly been suffering from serious post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression and her psychologist says her prognosis is uncertain.

In an unrelated case, West Iceland District Court sentenced a 60-year-old man to 18 months in prison earlier this month for grave sexual offenses and soliciting child prostitution. The man committed sexual offenses against a 14-year-old boy in his car and paid him.

The man was also ordered to pay his victim ISK 600,000 (USD 4,700, EUR 3,500) in emotional damages, reports.

The District Court sentenced the man last year but the judgment was then taken to the Supreme Court where it was overturned and referred to the District Court again.


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