Farmer hid camera in worker’s bedroom

A vegetable farmer from Skåne in southern Sweden is under investigation by police after he admitted to filming the sexual activity of a 21-year-old Latvian guest worker. The woman came to Sweden at the beginning of the summer to earn some money processing vegetables.

The Latvian worker contacted police after she and a friend borrowed the farmer’s computer on Sunday to check their e-mail.

“When she was sitting at the computer the woman carried out a search for her own name,” police investigator Paul Nilsson told The Local.

To her surprise, the search brought up a folder labelled with her personal details. Inside the folder were files containing explicit video footage of the woman having sex with her boyfriend.

On returning that evening to the apartment she rents from her employer, the seasonal worker managed to locate the hidden camera in her bedroom. She found the device next to a light fitting in the ceiling.

“We have confiscated the camera and the computer. The farmer has admitted to placing the camera in the woman’s bedroom,” said Nilsson.

Police say there are so far no indications that the woman’s boss had cameras in the bedrooms of any of his other workers, or that he stored the videos on his computer for anything other than private use.

The farmer, who is “around 50 years old”, is not reported to have any previous convictions. He is under suspicion for privacy violations and sexual harassment.


Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.