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Convicted paedophile accused of new abuse

TT/The Local · 5 Jun 2009, 08:53

Published: 05 Jun 2009 08:53 GMT+02:00

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The man had previously been granted short furloughs from a psychiatric clinic in Sundsvall, but was recently granted leave lasting five hours.

The 43-year-old reportedly made contact with the girl’s mother via the internet and was able to get close to the little girl as a result, according to the Sundsvalls Tidning newspaper.

“It was due to our internal security procedures that this was discovered and we filed a complaint with the police. I take what happened very seriously,” said clinic head Erik Söderberg, who has launched an investigation into shortcomings in procedures related to the man’s care.

The man has been a patient at the clinic in Sundsvall for the last decade. On Wednesday, police took him in for questioning and then ordered him detained on suspicions of sexually molesting a minor and for serious child pornography crimes.

Police also found child pornography on a computer and mobile phone owned by the 43-year-old, who was housed in a wing of the clinic where computers and mobile phones are permitted.

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09:20 June 5, 2009 by Tennin
Way to go Sweden. When will they learn that these sick guys usually never stop. It's amazing they discovered the pictures only after he was released for the leave. He already knew what he wanted to do on his leave.

I wonder what easy sentence/punishment he'll recieve this time around...

...probably nothing since he's already serving a sentence, and they'll think it's too much for the poor sicko.
12:31 June 5, 2009 by UScitizen
Gee, it was just a couple weeks ago that another psychiatric hospital released a man on temporary leave who was in there for attempting to murder his wife. So what did he do while he was out? He went home and murdered his wife. I suppose both of these fellows will be sentenced to more psychiatric treatment.
15:18 June 5, 2009 by Davidiand
No name again, any other country their names will be published! This seems secrecy about all criminal offenders is strange in such a 'transparent socieity'. Someone can rape and kill be convicted and still it is a 'twenty five year old', I think the oublic have a right to know as is the case of most countries! I saw this rule does not seem to apply to those in other countries such as the Austrian Josef Fritzl who abused his daughter for 25 years, then it's OK to publish his name and picture, quite rightly so.
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