Sweden applies rape law for the first time 

For the first time, the Swedish Supreme Court convicted of rape according to the sex consent law adopted last year. Reported by the Associated Press.
The man, whose name is not called, was convicted of sexual violence and sentenced to eight months in prison for having sex with a woman whom he met on social networks. The victim reported that “she was passive and did not express her explicit consent to the sexual act.”
The amendment to the law, according to which the accused was convicted, entered into force last year. Now in Sweden, any intercourse without explicit verbal and physical consent is considered rape. Previously, confirmation of rape required finding signs of violence, use of the victim’s vulnerable position or other means of coercion to sex.
Sweden became the 10th country in Europe to introduce a similar law on the nature of sexual crimes.

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