NORWAY -- It was in the summer of 2016, that three brothers, aged 20, 21 and 25, were charged with rape of two 13-year-old girls in Haugesund. The brothers are all Syrian nationals and came to Norway as refugees. The 25-year-old is also married in Syria, and has three young children under four years old, writes the regional newspaper Hnytt.
The rape took place in an apartment in Haugesund last summer, after the men came in contact with the girls through social media.
All three men have now been sentenced by Haugaland District Court to four years and three months in prison, for rape of children under 14 years.
Additionally all three brothers were sentenced to pay damages of NOK 100,000 ($11,700) each to one girl. The reason for this is that the court sees a significant risk that she may suffer from PTSD because of the abuse. She was, according to the verdict, exposed to three intercourses in a row. Prosecutor and Prosecutor Marte Benedicte Engesli Lysaker, said the verdict is in line with the public prosecutor's demand.
- Largely the prosecution's view of the matter has been followed, and that we believe is right, she says to Hnytt.
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