Ex-con’s sex toys rub prison staff the wrong way

David Landes
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Going-away presents hand-carved by an inmate upon his release did not go over well with the female prison employees who received them.


Now the 58-year-old former prisoner has been fined for sexual molestation after sending wooden penises to several women working at the Smälteryd correctional facility outside of Borås in central Sweden, writes the Borås Tidning newspaper.

After completing a short prison sentence in 2003, the man left his packages at the prison’s front desk addressed to a number of women employed at the facility.

The packages contained hand-carved wooden penises, as well as a note saying he hoped that the gifts would be put to good use.

The recipients, however, were not inclined to take advantage of the wooden phalluses and instead reported the matter to police.

In court, the woodcarver’s lawyer argued that “in today’s society wooden sticks and letters cannot be considered morally objectionable, in any case not in a correctional facility environment.”

But the Borås district court disagreed and fined the man 1800 kronor ($300).


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