Calgary Flames prospect Topi Ronni playing in Finland.
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Flames prospect handed sentence following conviction in Finland

Published March 12, 2024 at 12:22

Calgary Flames prospect Topi Ronni was back in a Finnish court this week to be sentenced after being accused of r*pe that dated back to 2021.

Ronni was before a judge in Finland on Tuesday as the jury came to their decision and it was unanimous. The court handed Ronni a one-year conditional sentence along with a 2,500 Euro fine ($3,683.65 CAD), which is to be given to his accuser.

Note: the following was translated from Swedish.

"During Tuesday, the verdict came. The 19-year-old is convicted of ra*e and sentenced to a year's conditional imprisonment by the district court, Ilta-Sanomat reports . The judgment can be appealed to the Court of Appeal.

In addition to the prison sentence, Ronni is also obliged to compensate the victim with 2,500 euros (almost 28,000 kroner) for the suffering caused by the r*pe, as well as pay the court costs for the victim." Hockeysverige said.

Ronni, 19, was a member of Finland's 2023 World Junior team, but was not chosen for the 2024 squad. In 22 games for Tappara in Finland's top division, Liiga, Ronni has two points (one goal, one assist), six penalty minutes and is a minus-one.

At the time of writing this, Tappara Tampere, Ronni's club, or the Calgary Flames have yet to comment on today's conviction by a Finnish court.

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