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Teenagers in Iceland Blog about Rape and Shooting

The Capital Region Police have launched an investigation into two blog entries by Icelandic teenagers. On May 11, a 15-year-old girl claimed she had been raped by her stepfather and yesterday a teenage boy threatened to shoot his classmates.

The girl claimed on her blog that she had been raped by her stepfather while her mother was in the hospital and that he had been sexually abusing her for seven years, Fréttabladid reports.

“We cannot sit by and do nothing when we see something like this,” said Björgvin Björgvinsson, head of the police’s sex crime department, explaining that they can find out from which computer the blog entry was made.

“If this turns out to be pure fiction, there is nothing else for us to do other than explain to the individual involved what kind of responsibility comes with posting something like this where everyone can read it,” Björgvinsson said.

Bragi Gudmundsson, director of the Government Agency for Child Protection, said he had been shocked to learn about the girl’s entry about sexual abuse.

“It is in fact very unusual that a victim expresses him or herself in this way, but I feel as if there is some experience behind these words which the person concerned needs to work with,” Gudmundsson said.

In yesterday’s blog entry where a teenage boy threatened to shoot his classmates, the boy said it was only a matter of time when that would happen and afterwards blow himself up in Iceland’s Althingi parliament.

“I think there is full reason to take this seriously,” said Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson, chief constable at the investigative department of the Capital Region Police. “We know writing like this from the neighboring countries where elementary schools have been attacked by students. We will investigate it.”

Björgvin Björgvinsson and Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson agree that closing the websites down is currently out of the question. “We have to be careful about closing websites; we need very strong arguments for that,” Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson reasoned.

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