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3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

A Swedish court has sentenced three men for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group.

The Uppsala District Court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape. The others were given respectively one year — which was halved because he was a minor at the time of the crime — and six months.

Judge Nils Palbrandt said Tuesday the woman was under influence of narcotics and not able to give her consent to the sexual act, as the men claimed she had.

The teenager and two men in their 20s were arrested in January in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, after police received tips about the streaming and the rape.

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