HELSINKI – A Swedish doctor, who abducted a woman and kept her locked up in a bunker for almost a week was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison but was acquitted of aggravated rape because of lack of proof.
In a unanimous verdict, the Stockholm District Court found Martin Trenneborg, 38, guilty of meticulously planning the woman's abduction over a long period of time and of subjecting the victim to serious risk by sedating her and keeping her locked up in a soundproofed bunker he built inside a machine shed next to his home.
Trenneborg, who admitted to keeping her locked in the bunker, claimed he suffered a mental disorder at the time. He denied having kidnapped her or having raped her. The court said it found insufficient evidence beyond reasonable doubt that he had subjected the victim to sexual intercourse when she was sedated.
The court said it based its verdict on the victim's description of what happened and extensive documentary evidence, and said that it found no mitigating circumstances. It described the doctor's mental disorder as "not serious," adding that uit had not affected the
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He was ordered to pay 180,000 kronor ($21,000) in damages to the woman, whom the court found had .