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64-year-old charged over birthday wishes

Published: 10 Aug 2011 08:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Aug 2011 08:09 GMT+02:00

A 64-year-old man has been charged with harassment after posting an advert in a local newspaper to wish happy birthday to a boy to whom he claims to be the father.

The man published an advert last autumn in the local Borås Tidning daily on the boy's birthday and in the text of the advert he claimed to be his father.

The man is reported to believe that he is the child's father and despite having taking several tests which prove the opposite, he remains convinced.

The man is known to the police after he made several phone calls to the boy informing him of his conviction.

"It is respectless towards the boy," court prosecutor Kajsa Sundgren told the newspaper.

The boy is reported to have been scared and uneasy at the man's unwanted attention.

The 64-year-old has now been charged with harassment and the boy is demanding 5,000 kronor ($775) in compensation.

The man has acknowledged the chain of events, but denies having harassed anyone.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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09:17 August 10, 2011 by andyron2
The son of a 64 year old is still a little boy?
09:43 August 10, 2011 by Byggare Bob
The man is reported to believe that he is the child's father and despite having taking several tests which prove the opposite, he remains convinced.
11:43 August 10, 2011 by johnny1939
@andyron2

I read in another paper that the boy is 10 years old.

Sounds like the man might be dangerous to me. I would be most concerned if I was the boy's mother.
11:48 August 10, 2011 by Twiceshy
> the boy is demanding 5,000 kronor ($775) in compensation.

Call it a birthday present.
11:49 August 10, 2011 by charubun pananon
The man believes he is the father of the boy in the previous existence.
12:28 August 10, 2011 by J Jack
can't they just be friends?
12:35 August 10, 2011 by StockholmSam
This man needs to be locked up and evaluated immediately. If we stand around and watch this unfold in the newspapers without the authorities doing anything about him, it could have a very unfortunate ending.
13:32 August 10, 2011 by andyron2
@ Johhny1939.

Thanks.Yes the man seems mentally disturbed and can be dangerous.

Cant help but think that thelocal would have posted the age of the boy,to make it little clear.
12:29 August 11, 2011 by KungsholmenGuy
Perhaps the old man is in fact harassing the mother by repeatedly implying to the entire city that he had an affair with her.
21:39 August 16, 2011 by prince T
5000sek fot that. I dont understand.
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