The 14 year old girl was in a fragile psychological condition, had made several suicide attempts, cut herself and was periodically receiving care in a treatment home and hospital. She used tranquillisers, alcohol and drugs.
Furthermore, said the court, she was had a highly emotionally dependent relationship with her former teacher.
The man was found guilty of child rape and serious sexual abuse of a minor. He was also ordered to pay 180,000 kronor in compensation to the girl.
The 26 year old man had the girl as a student in year five and year six. He said that she was having troubles and that he was trying to help her. After he finished working as a teacher he resumed contact with the girl via the internet.
Some time later, she moved into his home and he began to sexually abuse her, which went on for almost a year.
The girl had said that the 26 year old was her hero and that she engaged in sexual activity because it was important to keep in contact with him.
After a while living with the man, the girl was taken in to a treatment home, where she told staff that she had been sexually abused.