The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed on Thursday a six-year prison sentence over a man found guilty of having committed sexual violations against his mother-in-law. He was found to have taken advantage of her mental disability and forced her into having intercourse with him on a regular basis for one year while he and the woman’s daughter were living with her.
A psychological evaluation concluded that the woman has limited understanding of human relations, that she is easily influenced, wants to please others and can easily be persuaded into performing different actions, ruv.is reports.
The man stated that he had been fully aware of the woman’s disability, acknowledging that she had often behaved like a four-year-old. He maintained that the intercourse had always been consensual and that she had often taken the initiative.
The verdict states that the man’s arguments are invalid as the woman was unable to give her consent to the intercourse.