Woman locked up in bunker by Swedish doctor demands damages

The trial against a Swedish doctor who admitted to abducting a woman and locking her up in a home-made bunker has started with the victim demanding 380,000 kronor ($44,000) in damages.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers gave opening statements in the Stockholm district court on Monday before proceedings continued behind closed doors.

The 38-year-old man, whose name wasn't published in Sweden in line with privacy rules, has admitted to sedating the woman, abducting her and locking her up for almost a week in a soundproofed bunker he built inside a machine shed next to his home. He denies having raped her.

The victim's lawyer Jens Hogstrom told newspaper Expressen that his client was traumatized by what happened and deeply stressed by having to face the doctor in court.