A man is to appear in court next week charged with phoning women to ask them to castrate him.
The man is from central Sweden.
It started when he wrote to women, saying that he was a sex offender and wanted to be castrated and wanted to arrange a meeting for this to happen.
The woman were unknown to the man, he found their number in the phone book. after the woman did not responde he started to phone them, and carry on a conversation looking for an opening so he could bring up the subject of
He then progressed to meeting the woman in shopping malls.
"Many of the women have been distressed and afraid that he would come after them," police inspector Johnny Bäckman told reporters of the man.
It is not known at this time what charges the man is facing.