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Bike fetish gave man an ‘overwhelming sense of calm’
Photo: Marco Ariesen

Bike fetish gave man an ‘overwhelming sense of calm’

Published: 29 Feb 2008 10:44 GMT+01:00
Updated: 29 Feb 2008 10:44 GMT+01:00

The man was charged for sexual molestation and damages after police found traces of his semen on the saddle of a woman's bike, according to the Östersunds-Posten newspaper.

The man was first reported in the spring of 2006 when police found sperm during an investigation involving a slashed bicycle tyre.

The breakthrough in the case came after a woman reported seeing the man carry away her bicycle and then start rubbing up against it.

The man was arrested last July and taken into custody.

The 36-year-old man has confessed to the crimes, explaining that he felt an overwhelming calm wash over him when he approached women’s bicycles and smelled the handlebars.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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