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Ex-police chief charged with sex offences

TT/The Local · 23 Jun 2010, 08:24

Published: 23 Jun 2010 08:24 GMT+02:00

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As an active police officer, Göran Lindberg developed an international reputation for giving talks on the importance of gender equality and the perils of sexual harassment, and his arrest on January 25th on suspicion of raping a woman and attempting to rape several children was met with shock and consternation among many who had worked with him.

But after a six month investigation a file of over 1,000 pages has been accumulated on Lindberg linking him to a slew of sex crimes. As the allegations have mounted there has been intense media interest in the case, which has now been classified by the prosecutor.

"I have classified the entire investigation in respect for the plaintiffs," said prosecutor Håkan Roswall.

A further three men suspected of buying sex are set to be charged and the case concerns a total of nine young women, one of whom was only 14-years-old when she claims to have been sexually abused by Lindberg.

Göran Lindberg has been charged on 23 counts with, among other offences, an aggravated rape in Täby and Örebro in January and pimping between October 1st 2006 and September 31st 2009.

Lindberg has admitted to buying sex from some of the women but denies all other charges. The trial will begin on June 29th and will most likely be held behind closed doors.

The case against Lindberg has its origin in the investigation into a suspicious death in the suburb of Bredäng, in southern Stockholm, in July 2009 when a 60-year-old man mysteriously fell to his death from a balcony.

Lindberg's name unexpectedly turned up after police launched a preliminary investigation into the suspected murder.

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During the investigation police confiscated a computer and a mobile phone which belonged to the deceased 60-year-old.

When investigators examined the contents of the machines and found the names of several men, their suspicions were aroused and they handed the matter over to the Stockholm County police force.

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Your comments about this article

10:55 June 23, 2010 by Bob Jacobson
We in the US have learned, in related situations, that when a person in authority wails about law and order and rigor in life and not being immoral and gays are evil, etc., etc. inevitably he or she -- and it's mainly "he" -- is almost always a criminal and definitely a hypocrite. Here the case is made Swedish style.

It's one reason that I have so little tolerance for Sweden's draconian drug policy, which I now know is violated almost everywhere but especially by those who think they can get away with it: politicians, police, people in authority, etc., who nevertheless have no qualms about imposing their ironclad faux virtues on everyone else. Everyone else has to toe the line so they can more safely indulge.

In this regard the Danes have it right: get rid of the rules and let the dust settle as it may. The hypocrites will have no reason to be hypocritical and can start leading normal lives, while the rest of us will be unburdened by their imposition of rules and laws that merely serve to provide them with cover.
11:49 June 23, 2010 by Jes

Imagine if this crook was a catholic priest . Everyone would be blowing their loud vuvuzueala about how the church covers up scandals ,, or why celibacy drives catholic priest to sexual insanity .

I could bet my last dollar that the police departiment new ,all along that this officer was a rapist . This is Sweden , not Congo . If 9 women get raped by a man of such a position in society , someone is going to know about it . But the problem is always the police culture of covering your fellow officer . That is it has taken this long for the truth to come out .

Records in the JO office show that almost everyday , someone in Sweden sends in a complaint against the police . Why is that ?
12:15 June 23, 2010 by Lukestar1991
This is unbelievable. The crimes that this Piece of S*** has been accused of are absolutely incomprehendable; a Senior police chief??? and they have the audacity to try and cover it up even further???? It is completely outrageous. Anything like this desperately needs to be prevented from happening, it is so disgusting, not least for what is purported to have happened, but the lack of scrutiny and the shameless and rather pathetic workings of the Judicial and criminal system.

If anything like this continues to happen, and if the Police are not prepared to do their job and senior members from any part of society are not prepared to be responsible, then i would condone tracking these monsters down and 'forcefully' interrorgating them, just to see these losers would say. It would also act as an example to any other self denying, mentally ill and failed individuals who would act in a similar way.
16:05 June 23, 2010 by Manoj
Göran Lindberg is a classic example of Reaction Formation!!!!!!
20:24 June 23, 2010 by marco tru
Please watch Brutal Badge on youtube, in 6 parts, especially part 5…And recomend it to your freinds…. Thank you kindly!
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