Sweden pays man after sex with 14-year-old
TT/The Local · 1 Oct 2008, 15:58
Published: 01 Oct 2008 15:58 GMT+02:00
The 34-year-old man from just outside Malmö met the girl over the internet and admitted to having sex with her.
He claimed, however, that he didn’t know the girl was under 15, the age of legal consent in Sweden.
While the court of appeal dropped the rape charges against the man, it did hand down a suspended sentence for one charge of child pornography, according to local media.
The man had requested 282,000 kronor in compensation for suffering and lost wages, but will instead have to make do with the reduced sum awarded by Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern – JK).