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Anneli Auer sentenced to 7 years for sex crimes

Auer is to serve seven years while her former boyfriend will spend ten years behind bars for sexual and other violent crimes. Auer became a household name after being convicted of murdering her husband in 2006, though she was later acquitted on appeal.

Anneli Auer
Anneli Auer. Image: Yle

The Southwest Finland District Court handed down a sealed ruling on Friday afternoon.

The court found the duo guilty on 11 counts of assault that took place between 2007 and 2009. Charges included aggravated rape, aiding and abetting aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse.

A statement issued by the court said the defendants were not convicted of crimes related to satanic worship, as suggested by earlier investigations.

An appeal is expected in the case.

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