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Paedophile boasts of bribing himself free

TT/The Local · 11 Aug 2010, 10:08

Published: 11 Aug 2010 10:08 GMT+02:00

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The man has, among other offences, abused his own adopted Cambodian son for several years, the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily has reported.

The Swede has been in custody since he was arrested in May last year in Cambodia after police and social services had been tracking him for three years.

A Cambodian court will on Friday consider the man's appeal. It is then expected that the man's adopted son, who has previously testified against his father regarding sustained abuse, will change his story.

The man has had daily telephone contact with his adopted son while he has been in custody.

"I am training him so that he says the right things and does not contradict himself," the 63-year-old told SvD who had visited him in prison outside of the capital Phnom Penh.

The 63-year-old has been previously convicted for sexual offences against children in Sweden.

If the man is found not guilty in the Cambodian court an investigation could be launched in Sweden for child sex crimes committed overseas.

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"We are awaiting what happens over there. We shall then study the whole case and appoint a prosecutor to rule on how to proceed. In which case we would have to conduct an investigation according to Swedish norms," said Lisbeth Tolfes, detective inspector at National Criminal Investigation Department (Rikskriminalen).

The child sex crimes unit at the department provided the Cambodian authorities with information about the 63-year-old man's sexual offences in Sweden.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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10:47 August 11, 2010 by bolababu
..really sad that money changes everything these days. wonder what it is with swedes and paedophilia.
11:01 August 11, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
Sweden is the land of the eternal paedophiles and rapist. For this reason the laws are written to be lenient on those who commit those crimes.
11:11 August 11, 2010 by hpunlimited
Bribing yourself out of prison is common in Asia for all types of crimes. It is business as usual! In fact it is a great way to make money for officials in cambodia/thailand etc to target westerners just because they have money. Local paedofiles have no money, so they do not get arrested.
12:01 August 11, 2010 by Marko2010S
@bolababu #1

"wonder what it is with swedes and paedophilia."

Not only Swedes, I believe all the West in general. This is happening due to the emptiness in their hearts.

Thanks Allah for guiding me to the right religion "Islam". Today is the first day of the holy month (Ramadan) where all Muslims around the world practice such a wonderful and sensational spiritual which is fasting. All Muslims (Poor, rich, young or old) fast and doesn't eat or drink from sunrise till sunset. we practice that for about 30 days every year, to share the same feeling of poor people who can't afford to eat. So, when we pay "Zakat/Sadqah" we pay it and we are well convinced about it, because we already experienced how others struggle to live.

This is the 7th Ramadan that my sweetheart daughter fast it with me :)

The bottom line is, Islam has great teaches and practices that can fill human's heart with wonderful things.

Alas, it is so sad that many people on this planet can feel same joy and happyness in their hearts because they have the wrong idea and misconception about Islam.
12:13 August 11, 2010 by calebian22
Oh yeah, no pedophiles in muslim lands. Good one Marko, considering the age of Mohammed's Aisha.
12:25 August 11, 2010 by Jes
Maybe , paedophilia should be made legal like the other "sexual orientations", if only if should cut out all the hypocricy .

I am saying that if the media knows that this fellow has been convicted of sexually molesting children, why is it necessary to protect his identity by refering to him as a 63 year old ? Doesn´t he have a name ?

Sexually molesting children will continue to be a big problem in Sweden as long as the offenders know that the laws are weak and that the media is "cautious" These beasts should be outed as soon as they are convicted .Rapists , murderers and parents that sexually abuse their own children should be exposed .

STOP calling them 63 year old - just splash their photos on the front page , , reveal their adresses etc etc , this might help to make the next paedophile think twice before they attack a child .

Its helps nothing for THE LOCAL to casually report this case as if the 63 year old was in prison for a minor offence .
12:54 August 11, 2010 by farnoxo
Strange that The Local is very coy about mentioning the name of the paedophile, however, in an earlier article in The Local (http://www.thelocal.se/24460/20100119/) he is explicitly named as Johan Abrahim Escori
13:46 August 11, 2010 by AirForceGuy
If society demands that these criminals get harsher punishments, then they should prod their legislators into make the laws more strict. And then demand the courts follow them to the letter. Otherwise it's just all empty talk. A grassroots movement is necesary here.
14:02 August 11, 2010 by Tutu
It is strange to hear that Islam is the light. The facts are there that the biggest customers of paedofiler and prostitution in Thailand are from Islamic countries. Paedofiler is actually legal in most Islamic countries. Have we forgotten the 47yrs old that married an 8yrs girl and she cannot get divorce. Please dont take us for a ride
14:05 August 11, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
Farnoxo. Good one. I think the local has a very short memory ;-).. His name is Johan Brahim Escori from Hässelby
14:29 August 11, 2010 by Puffin
Are most people commenting without reading the article? - it's in CAMBODIA!!!
17:18 August 11, 2010 by Jes
@Puffin ,

it should be you who must read the article before you send in your comment on "most people´s" comments . The Local is not a CAMBODIAN news channel , and the paedophile is not a CAMBODIAN. He is JOHAN Escori from Hässelby.
18:32 August 11, 2010 by LeoKinmann

Puffin was saying that the acts were committed in Cambodia. A gap in communication anyone?
18:55 August 11, 2010 by eZee.se
As pointed out above, its not just catching the pedos thats the problem, its also the lenient laws.

Sentences for ruining a childs life the way pedos do should be at least 5x times what they are now.

Castration is another option if the sentences are to be the same.
19:14 August 11, 2010 by Jes
Duh, who didn`t know that the acts were committed in Cambodia ?

@ Puffin and you @ LeoKinmann need to read the last paragraphs of the article . It is clearly mentioned that the Swedish Criminal Investigation Department is not only interested in what is going on in Cambodia , but also involved in it by providing information about this mans criminal record .

It looks incomprehinsible that anyone can miss the connection .

Talk of gap in communication !
21:40 August 11, 2010 by tin tin
In general the laws are not harsh enough here in Sweden for any crime or even with many civil cases, except of course for tax evasion.

As for those who have commented that it happened in Cambodia, So What!!! he deserves punishment regardless he is sick to touch any child.

Lastly to the person proud to be muslim, good on you (dont preach), please dont generalise its not only the west, this happens all over the world, and in fact in muslim countries it is shameful to speak up about being molested especially for a young boy who will be a man he shames only himself and his family in these countries.
23:23 August 11, 2010 by Babe Soderbom
what ever his religion is these are sick people.protect our children and pray that they dont live in our neighbourhood,and watch the movie lovely bones and it someone you know and lives in your street
00:06 August 12, 2010 by GLO
Is this fine man an elected oficial in Sweden?
09:11 August 12, 2010 by LeoKinmann

So what? This guy, Johan Escori, he's in custody in Cambodia right now and he's on trial for the crimes committed in Cambodia. The big things are happening in Cambodia. Even if the Swedes are providing the Cambodian government with Johan's past record of offences, the Swedish Criminal Investigation Department is only playing a minor role here. The final verdict comes from Cambodia, not Sweden. Is it logically incorrect then to say it's going on in Cambodia?
17:43 August 12, 2010 by Jes
@ LeoKinmann , you must be either dumb or high on something !

Look here , no one suggested that the case in question is not taking place in Cambodia . No one even implied that this man is in a Swedish jail . It`s so obvious that the comments that that were in coming were all about the subject matter in the article , and not about location. Moreover , the thug has already been booked for the same crime in Sweden .

Still confused --------?

Okay , let me spell it out for you : It was @ Puffin who wondered if most people are commenting without reading the article . Only he knows why he was of such a wild opinion .

I thought it would take a few words to inform him that since the article is from a Swedish news channel about a Swedish man , it can be expected that some people ( most people ) will find it relevant to talk about how Swedish law and society handles Swedish paedophiles .

Again : location is not the issue ; sexual crimes against children is !
10:32 August 13, 2010 by LeoKinmann

I'm not here to discuss about the nature of the crime with you. I'm here to say that if anybody says "it's in Cambodia" and ask the question "did you read the news carefully", then you shouldn't insult her for it. Which is exactly what you did. It's your inability to keep a polite and civilized conversation. Just look at the first few comments before Puffin jumped in. There were people mentioning Islam and paedophilia. Others talked about it as if the man was convicted in a Swedish court. Clearly someone's gonna wonder. Then I said from the context of the comments, i agree with Puffin that it looks like some people didn't read the article carefully before commenting. Then you started insulting me, saying I'm dumb or high on drug. If you didn't talk this way, we could've have had a much nicer conversation. Don't even think you are the only smart-ass here.
20:54 August 13, 2010 by Jes
So ---mentioning Islam and paedophlia is the evidence that most people did not know that case is in Cambodia ?

Well , what can I say about that then ?

Before you agree with Puffin -again , will you just quote a few lines from the comments that come before Puffins that indicated that some people did not read the article carefully .

Who and in which comment did anyone talk as if the man was convicted in a Swedish court ?

Its ironic that someone who stepped in to judge other peoples comments turns out to be sensitive over smart-ass behavior .
15:26 March 4, 2011 by BobYourUncle
Marko2010S, you would do well to know who A'ishah was and her age
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