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The Örebro District Court in Sweden tossed out an attempted rape charge brought against a “brutally violent” 61-year-old man because the person he assaultedwas “a man in women’s clothes.”

"The intended crime never had the possibility of being fulfilled," judge Dan Sjöstedt told a local paper.

Though the victim was actually a trans woman, the court refused to recognize her as such, instead referring to her as “a man.”

"We believe that he wanted to rape this woman in particular," Sjöstedt said. "But as she turned out to be a man, the crime never was actually committed." According to the judge, the attempt is invalid not because of the victim’s sex but becausehis intent was to rape a woman.

The attacker was ultimately convicted of assault and faces four years in prison. The victim and her lawyers are expected to bring the case before the Court of Appeals.

(gawker)

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    YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS, SWEDEN
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    afternoonsnoozebutton: The Örebro District Court in Sweden tossed out an attempted rape charge brought against a...
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    Not a good look for you, Sweden.
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    That rediculous!!
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    ok Sweden, so attempted rape is NOT a crime, but consensual sex where the condom breaks IS a crime enough to extradite...
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    oh my god. i know that sweden is sooo fucked up in terms of gender politics/violence against women but this is a whole...
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    i used to think sweden was cool. sweden, i’m disappointed in you.
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    This is so fucked up, Sweden.
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    Read about it earlier, it’s absolutely ridiculous.
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    There are so many things wrong with this ruling it’s astounding.
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    I can’t even….DUMBFUCKS!
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    I can’t make a shocked face emoticon that would even do this justice.
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    FUCK YOU SWEDEN
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    Sweden is pretty known for being absolutely hideous when it comes to trans* anything. This just shows it off. This is...
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    Sweden, no. :(
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  40. saturn9ne said: I kinda see the reasoning behind this, as messed up as it really is. Would the attacker really just shrug and take the “a hole’s a hole” approach?
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