Facebook has done many good things for the world. It brings friends closer, allows people to know what their relatives are doing. But there’s a dark side to the social media giant.
As with any rainbow, there has to be a storm cloud. In the case of Facebook, criminals love to livestream their crime. Showing off to their friends is apparently more important than following the law. In one case, three men decided to rape a woman to show the world how manly they are.
Of course, they had to show off to a private group on Facebook. The men livestreamed the rape to a few thousand of their closest friends and delinquents. “You have been raped,” one of the men told the victim at the end of the video. There is no reason given for his comment.
The video starts off with one of the men tearing off the lady’s clothes. After she naked, he forces her onto the bed and climbs on top of her. Adding another layer of ick to this, one of the men reportedly had a gun.
Police in Uppsala, where the rape occurred, said they and thousands of others watched the footage. They received a report from Josefine Lundgren. After they got the information, officers headed to the apartment.
Arrest And Denial
The men, who range in age from 19 to 25, were arrested on the spot. Some sources contend there was a second video where the woman said she was not raped. However, police could not corroborate the alleged video. They also say it may have been a forced statement since one of the men had a gun.
Viewers who watched the video seemed to love it. One cheered, “Three against one hahaha.” While others loved it and talked about how “hot” it made them.
All three of the men were found guilty of various sex-related crimes. A judge sentenced the youngest man to a one-year prison term. The 20-year-old got 2 years for his crimes. The oldest only served 6 months because he did not partake in the rape. He only filmed it.
The 20-year-old has appealed his sentence. Instead of serving the time for his crime, he wants to be acquitted. Because he denies doing anything wrong. Even though it’s on video. Forever.