The Swedish police said Nortn Tuesday that they were investigating reports that dozens of young women and girls were sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend.
Police said there had been five reports of rape and 12 reports of sexual molestation at the Bravalla Festival in Norrkoping, about kilometres south-west of Stockholm, while 32 sexual assaults had been reported at Putte i Parken, a music festival in Karlstad, about kilometres west of Stockholm.
Girls and women at the Male revues in Rasunda in Karlstad said they had been groped by boys and men, Inspector Leif Nystrom of the Karlstad Police Department said in a phone interview. Most were under 18 years old, North Norrkoping sex tourism three of the girls were North Norrkoping sex tourism the age of A police officer attaches a bracelet with the text tafsainte, meaning "don't grope", to a visitor's wrist at the Bravalla Festival in Norrkoping, Sweden, on Friday.
The police have been examining seven suspects, six of them foreigners, whose ages range from under 18 to 35, Inspector Nystrom said; no arrests have been. Police officials in Norrkoping could not be reached for comment.
But the Police Notrh of Ostergotland County, which includes Norrkoping, confirmed in a statement on its website that the police had received reports of the assaults.
Mumford and Sons said they won't perform at the festival. The Swedish police have already been under scrutiny.
The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter accused the police of failing to publicise details about sexual assaults Dating customs in Sodertalje a festival in Stockholm last summer until the newspaper drew attention to the episode. The newspaper also accused the authorities of failing to warn the public ahead of the festival that similar attacks had taken place in and suggested that the police were trying to avoid an anti-immigrant backlash.
In Germany, the police have been investigating reports of dozens of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year's Eve North Norrkoping sex tourism police said the attackers appeared to have "a North African or Arabic" appearance, heightening tensions over migrants. North Norrkoping sex tourism
Sweden and Germany have been among the most welcoming European countries for refugees. But in recent months, Sweden has been tightening its asylum rules amid concerns that the country cannot handle the influx.
The Cologne Norrkkoping have also prompted considerable soul-searching in Germany. Far-right parties have been gaining strength across Europe, in part by warning against the threat of immigration.
The Sweden Democrats, a far-right anti-immigrant party, won almost 13 per cent of Nortth vote in a general election. Swedish police investigate 47 reports of rape and groping at two music festivals.
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