It's a sign of guilt in Sweden;
A man who denied raping a woman was sentenced to prison on Thursday after a Swedish court found that he had apologized to his victim on Facebook.
The man had publicly denied all criminal actions for nine months, claiming he was innocent in judicial proceedings in the western province of Värmland. But his text and Facebook messages said otherwise.
"I want you to know that I am sincerely sorry and I beg for forgiveness in every way I can," the 25-year-old man wrote to the woman on Facebook.
The Karlstad District Court ruled that his messages were sufficient evidence that he had assaulted the woman and sentenced the man to six months in prison for rape.