Judge under fire for light rape sentencing


A judge in canton Solothurn is under fire for sentencing a rapist to only one year in jail – saying it was a ‘fairly mild rape’.

The then 24-year-old man attacked the 17-year-old victim in a hotel room in Stuttgart in Germany in February 2018. 

The judge justified the light sentence by saying a minimum amount of violence was used and it lasted for only a short time. 

Prosecutors had been demanding a three-year sentence and then deportation as the man is not Swiss. 

The head of a victim support group in Solothurn, Agota Lavoyer, tweeted there’s no such thing as a ‘mild rape’ and the sentence has humiliated the victim for a second time. 

Many other social media comments backed her view. 

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