The Gota Appellate Court ruled Monday what was significant was the man's intent and not whether the rape would have been physically possible, Sveriges Television reported. The court said the victim "looked like and dressed completely like a woman."
The 61-year-old man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $6,000 (40,000 kronor) compensation, The Local.se reported.
The Orebro District Court acquitted the man in July. The victim, whose pants were ripped off in the attack, appealed.
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