A 57-year-old man has been fined by a Swedish court for grooming a 13-year-old girl for sex.

After arranging to meet the girl for sex, the man then deposited 500 kronor ($73) in her bank account in advance of their date. When the girl did not show up, the man obtained her home telephone number, called her father and demanded a refund.

The father then reported the 57-year-old to the police and charges were subsequently filed.


A Swedish couple's recent attempt to spice up their sex lives went horribly wrong, putting the man in hospital and his girlfriend in handcuffs.

After having a few drinks together, the couple started to get intimate in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Not satisfied with traditional approaches to disrobing, the couple decided that it might be more fun to remove one another's underwear using a knife.

After the 47-year-old man successfully sliced the stockings off his girlfriend, she gingerly gripped the handle of the knife and took a shot at cutting her boyfriend's boxers right off his body. Unfortunately for the man, the 36-year-old woman apparently lacked the same level of skill as her boyfriend when it came to handling sharp objects. Rather than slashing through his underwear, the woman instead stabbed her boyfriend in the thigh.

"From what we understand, it was a sex act that went a bit wrong," stated Maud Johansson of the Västerås police.


A woman in eastern Sweden awoke with a start recently to find a strange man lying next to her in bed licking her arm. The young woman was asleep beside her boyfriend at the time of the stranger's unexpected visit.

Upon discovering the strange man’s tongue pressed against the inside of her elbow, the woman first woke up her boyfriend to ask if he knew who the stranger was. The couple’s initial attempts to force the unknown intruder out of the house were met with angry rebuttals from the man, who demanded to know who the couple was and what they were doing there.

The arm-tasting bandit has now been charged with sexual molestation, breaking and entering, as well as drug crimes, the newspaper reports.

In defending his actions, the 22-year-old man told police he was drunk at the time and has no recollection of entering the couple’s home or licking the woman’s arm.


A dispute over snow-clearing reached a tragic end when a man beat his neighbour to death with a snow shovel in North Rhine-Westphalia, police said Tuesday. The two men had repeatedly argued in recent days over whose responsibility it was to clear the snow on the common entrance to their properties. They were both shovelling snow yesterday afternoon when the attack happened about 1:30 pm Monday. A murder investigation has been established.


The above news items have all appeared recently in
"The Local" (SWEDEN and GERMANY editions).


IT’S A SICK OLD WORLD — 3 Comments

  1. Merciful heavens!

    I’m going to use that snow-clearing story as an example in one of my meditation classes. This is the sort of thing that happens when people don’t even TRY to work skillfully with themselves regarding both attachments and their anger issues.