The Nytorg man is banned from coming to Södermalm

The Nytorg man is banned from coming to Sodermalm



full screen Nytorget on Södermalm in Stockholm. Archive image. Photo: Malin Hoelstad/TT

The so-called Nytorg man, who was convicted of a number of rapes, was recently released on parole with several restrictions on his freedom. In addition, the Probation Service has decided that the man may not stay in the Södermalm district in Stockholm, reports Mitti.

The Nytorg man was sentenced in February 2022 by the Svea Court of Appeal. There, the district court’s previous sentence of five years in prison was upheld for, among other things, seven rapes, eight sexual assaults and six cases of sexual assault. Many of the crimes were committed in the man’s home at Nytorget on Södermalm in Stockholm, and on several occasions he filmed assaults on seemingly sleeping or unconscious women

Although the 36-year-old man had misbehaved during his prison term and was deemed to be at high risk of reoffending, he was released on parole in March after serving two-thirds of his sentence.

– The Probation Service can in some cases decide to postpone the conditional release – but the risk of recidivism in serious crime is not a factor that must be weighed, Lisa Gezelius, head of unit within the Probation Service, explained the decision on the release to TT.

The man, who is now said to be living in Skåne, must wear an electronic foot shackle until September and must not be outside in the evenings and nights. The Probation Service’s decision that he is also not allowed to stay in Södermalm is due to the fact that crime was concentrated there and that many of the crime victims have connections to the district.

The law on preventive stay bans was introduced on 1 February this year.

FACTS Preventive stay bans

The law means that a person can be prohibited from staying in a public place within a defined area, on school grounds or similar outdoor areas at preschools and after-school centers (residence ban), if he or she knowingly promotes a group of people committing crime there and there is a risk of firearms or explosives are used. Persons who promote crime who in any other way are likely to seriously harm the safety of the public can also be issued with a stay ban. Anyone who violates a stay ban can be sentenced to prison for a maximum of one year. If the offense is minor, a fine shall be imposed.

The new rules entered into force on 1 February 2024.

Source: Government Office

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