Hey you guys? Uh, this is a little awkward but just in case you have any 41-year-old male friends who've disappeared in Sweden recently, they might have been arrested on charges of rape, statutory sodomy, attempted sexual exploitation of a child and sexual misconduct - all involving a 14-year-old girl. Just in case you hear any crazy rumors.
According to the the invaluable Web site The Local, which provides late-breaking Swedish news in English, Sweden's authorities have arrested a middle-aged Kansas man they'll identify only by the nickname "Carter." Supposedly, Carter is a photographer with a history of sex crimes in the United States, who once served time for taking explicit pictures of minors.
"Carter" met the current alleged victim at a make-up school in Stockholm where he had photographed student work. The girl's parents saw copies of photos Carter took of her, but for the most part considered them harmless. When one of the girl's friends told the parents Carter had forced the 14-year-old to have sex with him, they called the cops.
The Local also reports that U.S. authorities who searched "Carter's" stateside computers found multiple photos of teenage girls taken from pornographic Web sites.