Swedish judge tosses man's rape charge

Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Swedish court has tossed out a rape charge against a man who successfully argued a woman's screams of protest were part of a sex game, officials said.

The unidentified 27-year-old man said he received "very clear signals" the woman, whom he met at a restaurant and invited back to his apartment for drinks, enjoyed the encounter.

"I recognized the way she said no as a part of the sex; I recognized it from other girls," the man said during questioning

Police told a different version of events, saying they found the woman partially clothed and sobbing after saying she lied to escape the man's apartment after the ordeal.

She said she screamed no so loudly during the incident she lost her voice.

TheLocal.se said a judge cited a lack of forensic evidence and the fact the two individuals' stories were almost entirely in line in dismissing the rape charge.

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