A 70-year-old woman from Sweden has been arrested. On charges of imprisonment after keep her son locked up for up to 30 years.
Woman from Sweden arrested for imprisoning her son for 30 years: Prosecutor Emma Olsson, from the Swedish capital city, Stockholm, told a news agency that a relative discovered the man. In his forties, after visiting the woman’s house on Sunday. Ms Olsson said “He’s now in hospital … I know that he needed surgery.” According to Swedish press the man was taken out of school when he was just 12-years-old. And, when discovered, he was toothless with sores all over his body and was unable to speak.
The relative who found him told a local newspaper. “I’m in shock, broken-hearted, but at the same time relieved. I’ve been waiting for this day for 20 years because I figured out that she was totally controlling his life. But I never imagined the extent of it. I’m just thankful that he got help and is going to survive,” she added. She went on to say during the interview that the house where he was being imprisoned “stunk of urine” and was incredibly dirty.
After cordoning off the flat in Hangnie, a southern district of Stockholm, a police spokesman said “We are looking into how long the son may have been imprisoned, but we assume it’s been a long period of time.” According to Ms Olsson it is not known why the woman imprisoned her son and she has denied charges of false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm. The trial continues.
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