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'Swedish Fritzl' charged with raping and holding woman captive in purpose-built dungeon

The Swedish doctor is accused of kidnapping, drugging and raping the victim, who he held captive for over a week.

One of the rubber masks found by police.
One of the rubber masks found by police.

A SWEDISH DOCTOR is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in an underground dungeon.

Sky News reports that the 38-year-old man who has been charged with kidnapping, drugging and raping the victim, held the woman captive for over a week.

It’s alleged the man was planning to hold the woman captive in the sound-proof bunker on his farm for a number of years.

The Aftonbladet website states the woman is believed to have been raped in her own flat before being driven to his house in Kristianstad. It’s reported he wore rubber masks – which were discovered in the room by police.

251-2-736x414 The woman was held for six days in the underground bunker. Source: Screengrab Sky News/Swedish Police Authority

The 60 square-metre bunker, with 12-inch concrete walls, has a bedroom, toilet and kitchen.

Chief prosecutor Peter Claeson said: “We believe his intention has been to keep the woman locked up for several years.

381-1-589x442 One of the rubber masks found by police. Source: Sky News screengrab/Swedish Police Authority

“We also suspect him of planning this for years. Among other things, he has built the bunker to bring one or more victims.”

Sky News reports the man brought the woman to a police station in Stockholm after six days.

261-1-589x442 Source: Screengrab Sky News/Swedish Police Authority

The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that the man has been dubbed the “Swedish Fritzl” over similarities drawn between the case of Joseph Fritzel, who held his daughter in a dungeon for over 24 years.

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