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Border cop convicted after sex bribe attempt

Border cop convicted after sex bribe attempt

Published: 06 Oct 2011 10:18 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Oct 2011 10:18 GMT+02:00

”It feels like I have been given the satisfaction of having the court believe in me,” the victimized woman said to local paper Borås Tidning (BT), after the verdict came in.

According to BT, the man had been in trouble as early as 2003 when he was convicted of drunk driving and drug offences.

After a few years on a desk job he was once again reassigned and put in charge of the deportation of asylum-seekers who have had their applications rejected.

In 2010, the woman contacted him to find out whether the flight of her husband, who was due to be deported for life for serious drug offences, could be delayed by a day so that the whole family could say their goodbyes.

The officer reportedly came to Borås to meet the women, groped her and told her that if she could get him some amphetamines through her husband's connections and sleep with him, he'd move her husband's case to the bottom of the pile.

Later, dirty calls and text messages started to arrive.

”I am so horny, are you,” the man texted.

The man denied the allegations during the trial but the court ruled in favour of the Borås woman.

”It feels amazing. Considering my family's background I really didn't think that I had a chance against a police officer,” said the woman.

The man also stood accused of pressuring another woman from Borås for sexual favours.

Although the court believed him to be guilty of this offence as well, they did not see it as proved beyond reasonable doubt that he had committed a crime against her.

The man, who is in his sixties, had already had his employment terminated following a decision by the National Swedish Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd) in May 2010.

"We regard this as serious and want him to be dismissed without delay," said Johnny Calvin, a lawyer at Västra Götaland police, to the TT news agency at the time.

The court on Wednesday convicted the former officer of sexual harassment, conspiracy to drugs offences and dereliction of duty.

He was given a suspended sentence and will have to pay damages of 15,000 kronor ($2,200).

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Your comments about this article

10:42 October 6, 2011 by dreddie
Well, a man has needs.
11:14 October 6, 2011 by HYBRED
A suspended sentence and 15K fine? What a joke. Had he known that ahead of time, he could have spent have the amount of the fine on a hooker and saved his job.
11:14 October 6, 2011 by jacquelinee
@dreddie

Yes he does. What he "NEEDS" is a swift kick in the groin and rehab for his amphetamine addiction.
11:27 October 6, 2011 by London_Jim
"I am so horny, are you,"

Only thing I see wrong with this text is the omission of the question mark.

He was merely stating his sexual feeling at the time and enquiring into the female's.

Another harsh sentence for a culture that is making being male a crime.
11:32 October 6, 2011 by J Jack
Never heard of a cop who needs to bribe for drugs, they have heaps they have taken off innocent dope smokers on the streets. After the Norway massacre, I will never trust a dude in a uniform.
11:37 October 6, 2011 by London_Jim
There's not a lot to do in Boras aside from sex and drugs.

Society is to blame, not this man.
11:38 October 6, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ London_Jim #4

Are you serious! This is coercion!

I guess it would be ok then if you had a traffic ticket and the officer said" Well. just get out of the car and drop your pants and bend over and I'll give you an anal "probe" and then I'll just forget about your ticket. After all, "he would only be stating his sexual feelings at the time and enquiring after yours."
12:12 October 6, 2011 by London_Jim
No he wouldn't, he'd be requesting to f*ck me up the arse.

Rather different from simply enquiring if i was feeling sexually aroused.
12:24 October 6, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ London_Jim

"The officer reportedly came to Borås to meet the women, groped her and told her that if she could get him some amphetamines through her husband's connections and sleep with him, he'd move her husband's case to the bottom of the pile."

I am afraid this does not constitute "inquiring" if the lady was aroused. It is coercion and blackmail but as long as the horny corrupt cop gets his dope and his jollies its ok, right? This is why they get the nickname "PIG". I sure hope you are not a public servant of some type.
12:31 October 6, 2011 by Tennin
Wow he didn't even get a slap on the wrist. This guy abused his postion.
09:33 October 7, 2011 by naimad
@London_Jim

"A man has needs" ?? dude, masturbate...

You need to put to sleep for defending this guy.
08:26 October 17, 2011 by Imperor
Corruption in Sweden? Nooo!!! ;-)
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