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Policeman fired after deportee sex demand

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08:07 CEST+02:00
An officer employed within the Swedish border police in Västra Götaland has been fired after offering a female asylum seeker assistance in return for sex. The man now risks up to six years in prison.

The man, who is in his sixties, has had his employment terminated with immediate effect following a decision by the National Swedish Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd).

"We regard this as serious and want him to be dismissed without delay," said Johnny Calvin, a lawyer at Västra Götaland police, to the TT news agency.

The man has in recent years been employed within the border police and has been engaged in the deportation of asylum-seekers who have had their applications rejected. At the end of March 2010 he is reported to have offered a female deportee to "forget her case for a while" in return for sex.

When the officer was confronted with evidence of his offer, he admitted the accusations.

The man is now the subject of an investigation into aggravated misconduct. A conviction can carry a penalty of between six months and six years.

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