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Swedish paedophile to remain in Cambodian jail

The Local · 13 Aug 2010, 08:30

Published: 13 Aug 2010 08:30 GMT+02:00

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The Swede was convicted and sentenced by the court in Phnomh Penh for having abused the three boys, including his own adopted son.

The man claimed in an interview with the Svenska Dagbladet daily this week that he expected to be freed by the court after having paid out $11,000 in bribes.

The newspaper reported that its article was presented in the court hearing at which the man retracted his claims.

"The judge wondered about the circumstances and statements from the accused, but he denied it today. But it was something which the court paid attention to," said Annethe Ahlenius, the Swedish police officer following the proceedings, to the newspaper.

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

During his time in custody the man has had daily contact with his son, who had previously testified against his father regarding sustained abuse, but changed his story at Friday's hearing.

But the court found the boy's amended stable to be unreliable and confirmed the conviction and sentence served in January against his adoptive father.

The 63-year-old retains the right to appeal the judgement, which ends Swedish police involvement in the issue.

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"If the man has been convicted in Cambodia then we can not do anything. You can't try someone for the same offence in two different countries," said Lisbeth Tolfes, detective inspector at the National Criminal Investigation Department (Rikskriminalen) to news agency TT.

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

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Your comments about this article

10:47 August 13, 2010 by hjoian
leave this filth in Cambodia.......and i hope he gets to share a cell with "big bubba" who like old swedish men.......
11:40 August 13, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
Good.. I am surprised the Swedish authorities are not working the back diplomatic channel to get him released to serve his term in a Swedish holiday camp (prison).. Cambodia should execute him or at minimum remove his left testicle with a dull rusty razor blade
12:20 August 13, 2010 by Audrian
This kind of people do not stop offending. Steralization might be a better solution than short prison terms. Human right organization might be opposed to this recommendation. To them I say, "Take him and reform him. If that fails and this man destroys the life of a child again, you pay for your misconduct."

A cambodian prison will graduate him to be a hard core criminal specialized in abusing children.
14:41 August 13, 2010 by eZee.se
"You can't try someone for the same offence in two different countries"

Well, then he should have been tried in Cambodia for abusing those kids there, then as the slime gets back to Sweden he should be tried for abusing his adopted son here.

People like these are a menace to society's most vulnerable: our defenseless children, either castration or throw away the key.
18:28 August 13, 2010 by izbz
@ Audrian:

Sick Ar#eH#le should be Jail in Cambodian Jail. Only then He will learn his lesson. Then He'll meet some real Ar#e Ho#¤ bandit, or maybe at his age , his rump is worn out....noone will be interested in.

Jail in Sweden is too good for this type of people. REFORM?????? HUMAN rights? what rights are you talking about? Rights to abuse KIDS? Make him an eunuce, maybe he will change....

Damn I hate paedophile!!!!!!

Agree with eZee.se suggestion
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