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Paedophile found guilty of webcam sex crimes

TT/The Local · 9 Jul 2009, 08:06

Published: 09 Jul 2009 08:06 GMT+02:00

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The district court in Uppsala in central Sweden has now ordered the man, who had previously been convicted of committing similar crimes using a telephone in the early 1990s, to undergo a thorough psychiatric evaluation.

“The court found, contrary to his denials, that there was convincing evidence of what he is charged for and that means he’s going to be convicted for this,” prosecutor Thomas Bälter Nordenman told the TT news agency.

The charges against the man include aggravated child exploitation through sexual posing, raping a child, sexual coercion and child pornography in a case involving more than 60 girls, some as young as 11-years-old.

Police cracked the case last autumn when the 32-year-old was reported for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Around the same time, another girl reported that she had been forced under threat to engage in sexual acts in front of a webcam.

The investigation showed that the man attempted to contact a large number of girls over the internet.

During the trial, which ended on Tuesday, many of the girls gave testimony about what had happened to them.

“All of them describe a more or less identical course of events. In addition, there is plenty of evidence in his computer, such as films where you can see what the girls were forced to do and where you can hear his voice and how he threatens and instructs them,” said Bälter Nordenman.

A preliminary psychiatric evaluation found that the man suffers from a serious mental illness. The results of the more comprehensive tests ordered by the court will be used to determine whether the 32-year-old is sent to prison or ordered to a psychiatric care facility.

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Prosecutors are arguing for the maximum penalty of eight years in prison.

The sentencing phase of the trial is expected to start in about a month following the completion of the psychiatric evaluation, with the final verdict expected to come in August or September.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:52 July 9, 2009 by Marley420
sick, sick, sick...better to just post his picture so the Father's of these victoms can take him out back and...
12:22 July 9, 2009 by Playmaker
just det (swedish for agreeing with ) you are 100% right Marley420. nice name by the way.
15:09 July 9, 2009 by Harding00
It wouldn't take long for him to wind up in a dumpster, and become food for the rats.
00:02 July 10, 2009 by DStrope
8 years for a two time loser!!!!!!! give him 25 with no chance to get out. Really you know what they should do with these types of people, put them all in the same prison and let them roam freely in there, say there is 1000 of this sick people, give them food for 500 and let them fight it out!!!!!
16:16 July 10, 2009 by quicksilver535
Nice comments guys... what makes you more humane than he is with your vengeful behavior?

Maybe we should examine what were his motives?

Was he born with this abberant behavior so is it a DNA sypmtom that should be somehow treated or did the enviroment in which he grew up produce such behavior? Better prevent than just punish..

Please inform yourselves before seeking revenge like we're in the damn Medieval age
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