After grooming a 12-year-old girl on Snapchat, a migrant lured the child to his home and brutally raped her, causing her tearing and bleeding. Disturbingly, even after bragging about the rape, the judge gave him only three weeks of community service.
After conversing with 17-year-old Mikael Shaba on Snapchat, a 12-year-old girl agreed to visit the teen migrant at his home in Strängnäs, Sweden. Shaba promised the child that she and her friend could hang out with him in the basement, which was furnished with a comfy couch. Once the girl had finally followed him down the stairs, his true intentions were revealed.
According to Samhälls Nytt, Shaba immediately attacked the child, pushing her up against the wall and ripping off her pants. He then proceeded to sexually assault her in such a violent manner that she began to bleed and cry out in pain. Along with internal tearing and bleeding, the child suffered painful bruising to her body from Shaba’s use of force.
For most parents, there’s little worse than their child falling prey to a sexual predator except, perhaps, watching their abuser get away with hardly more than a slap on the wrist. Although the culprit’s consequences end with the court sentence, the child victim is forced to suffer the effects, sometimes long after their abuser is set free.
Although the girl was too ashamed and terrified to tell anyone what had happened, fortunately, her brother overheard Shaba laughing and bragging about the sadistic details of the rape to his friends. Shaba was soon arrested and charged with the grisly sexual assault. However, no one expected the judge’s reaction.
Despite the gruesome details of the rape and Shaba’s lack of remorse as well as his consistent denial of any wrongdoing, the judge ruled that the rapist should receive just three weeks of community service because of his “young age.” Although Shaba could’ve received a penalty of a minimum of 2 to 6 years in prison, which is the requirement for child rape, the judge decided that he shouldn’t even be reprimanded to juvenile care, much less prison. The court has since required that Shaba talk to a counselor about violence for 45 minutes on at least 15 occasions.
Along with the knowledge that her rapist won’t receive proper punishment, the girl is now experiencing severe psychosomatic symptoms from the trauma of the rape. The child has reportedly suffered extreme hair loss, leaving her with bald patches all over her head. She has since been seeing a psychiatrist in order to learn how to cope with her anxiety and depression.
Even after his paltry sentence, Shaba has shown no remorse for his actions. In fact, he continues to deny that he raped the child, who he claims he thought was 15. Instead, Shaba says that he has never had sexual contact with his victim and accuses the child of inflicting the internal tearing and bruising upon herself in order to get him in trouble.
During the police investigation, the victim explained that Shaba knew she was only 12 but didn’t care about her young age. She says that she knows he “comes from another country” but admitted that she doesn’t know which one. The girl’s friend also testified against Shaba, stating that she heard screams coming from the basement and that the victim appeared to be in a state of shock and had pain while sitting down and urinating after the assault.
For going to the police, the victim has become a target of Shaba’s friends, who labeled the girl a “whore” and spread rumors that she had made up the rape to get him into trouble. She is barely able to endure the psychological effects of the brutal attack.
Although most sexual assault sentences aren’t comparable to the suffering that the victims undergo, at least they typically involve jail. As for this young girl, her attacker has gotten away with sexually, physically, and emotionally maiming her all because he was just months away from legally being considered an adult.