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Two Iraqi men sentenced to prison for sex crimes

Two men were sentenced to four years and 18 months respectively for sexual assault and rape of a minor in a Rauma reception centre in October.

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The Satakunta District Court sentenced two Iraqi men to prison for sexual assault. Image: Antti Laakso / Yle

The district court of Satakunta has passed down prison sentences to two men from Iraq for sexual crimes committed in a reception centre in Rauma in October.

One of the Iraqi citizens was born in 1983 and received a four-year sentence without chance of parole for aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. The man forced himself on a 14-year-old Finnish girl. He must also pay out 15,000 euros for causing emotional distress.

The other man, born in 1972, was sentenced to 18 months conditional imprisonment for attempted rape and sexual abuse of a minor. He was ordered to pay out 3,000 euros.

A third party was also allegedly present and filmed the attacks. The person was originally charged with attempted aggravated sexual assault of a minor.

The sentencing is not yet legally valid and may be appealed in the court of appeal.

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