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Swedish doc caught taking pics of naked kids
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Swedish doc caught taking pics of naked kids

Published: 21 Sep 2012 07:14 GMT+02:00
Updated: 21 Sep 2012 07:14 GMT+02:00

The man was caught after a concerned mother reported to police how she had seen a man snapping pictures of naked children playing at a Stockholm beach last summer, according to Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT).

When police arrived on the scene, witnesses observed the man throwing something on the ground. It turned out to be an empty packet of cigarettes containing a memory card.

Witnesses, who had observed the man, said that he had been secretly snapping the kids, and that on at least one occasion he had tried to get children’s attention with a bag of toys.

Police investigating the man were surprised to find that he is a high-ranking medical doctor from Uppsala, according to the paper.

On his phone, the officers discovered some 2,000 images of naked children playing, all between the ages of 1 and 5.

Another memory card turned out to contain a further 7,000 images of naked children, mainly from beaches around the area.

After searching through the man’s hard drives and USB memories, police discovered material that have been classed as child pornography, according to UNT.

Despite the ongoing investigation, however, the man is still working and according to UNT his workplace has not been informed of the suspicions against him.

The social services have been informed of the investigation, due to the fact that the man has children of his own.

However, the agency is not allowed to breach confidentiality and approach the man’s place of employment regardless of the fact that he will come across children in his work.

Police can choose to contact the man’s place of work, but haven’t in this case and the investigators are unwilling to speak to the paper.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:08 September 21, 2012 by Borilla
Old boy network functioning as usual. A people are equal but doctors are more equal than others. Besides police fika would be interrupted by taking action to protect citizens.
13:50 September 21, 2012 by OnessOfMankind
Good work Cops, Good work citizen who tiped cops..Nice work all together
16:37 September 21, 2012 by Russ Cobleigh
is he actually Swedish or just another non-swede who was let in?
18:19 September 21, 2012 by jostein
@Russ Cobleigh

Call me a racist but his behaviour and modus operandi certainly sounds swedish.

Furthermore, most of what is reported in the article is thoughtcrime rather than crime. However unsavory, thoughtcrime is only a crime in dictatorships and sweden should still be at least 10 years away from a full blown dictatorship. The "attract with bag of toys" does sound outright criminal thougt. However, journalists are the lying sacks of s*** they are, so who can tell what actually happened?
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