A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.
Court documents seen by The Local show that a request has been made to keep the man, a 19-year-old stateless person, in police custody pending the investigation.
The alleged rape took place at around 1pm on Friday at a high school in Nässjö, Småland.
The court decision on the detention order is likely to be made on Thursday, and the suspect will be represented by a public defender.
“He denies the crime,” the suspect’s lawyer told the TT newswire.
It should be noted that compulsory schooling in Sweden ends at 16 and secondary/high school is directed towards students aged 16 to 20.
While nothing is known about the suspect other than his age and student status, it has been reported that Sweden was allowing adult migrants to attend high schools while waiting for their asylum decision.