​Swedish Man's Rape Conviction Overturned Because of "Sexsomnia"

Earlier this month, a Swedish appeals court overturned conviction and two-year prison sentence of Mikael Halvarsson, a man who allegedly assaulted a woman while he was asleep, citing that he was fully asleep when the attack happened. This isn't the first time someone was acquitted for "sexsomnia," a condition similar… » 9/20/14 4:36pm 9/20/14 4:36pm

Swedish Man Will Employ Somnambulist Defense in Rape Trial

A 27-year-old Swedish man who was accused last June of raping a sleeping woman has claimed that he too was asleep during the incident, citing an (unrecorded) history of somnambulism and sexsomnia in his defense. Though rare, sexsomnia is an actual medical condition whereby people do not merely have intense sex dreams… » 3/25/12 2:30pm 3/25/12 2:30pm