Swedish doctor who kept woman in bunker gets 10 years jail

A Swedish doctor was sentenced to 10 years in jail for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a bunker.

Martin Peter Trenneborg, who held the woman for six days, had admitted to kidnapping her but denied, and was acquitted of, a rape charge.

Stockholm’s District Court said in the verdict the doctor had planned the deed for a long time.

“Furthermore, the doctor subjected the victim to serious risks by medicating her and by keeping her locked up in very unpleasant forms in the light and sound proof bunker,” it said in a statement.

The doctor, 38, drugged the woman with strawberries spiked with a sedative in Stockholm before bringing her to a purpose-built bunker in his isolated house in southern Sweden, about 550km away.

The bunker, built over several years, featured electronic locks and had several rooms, a toilet, and a small enclosed courtyard.

After six days, Trenneborg reportedly drove back to Stockholm to retrieve some of the woman’s belongings from her apartment, when he discovered she had been reported missing.

Trenneborg then took the woman to a police station in Stockholm on September 18, hoping to persuade police that she was unharmed and that they were a genuine couple, according to The Local, an English- language newspaper in Sweden.

However, officers became suspicious and spoke to the woman separately, after which he was arrested.


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