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Man jailed for threats to pimping trial prosecutor

TT/The Local/dl · 26 Nov 2010, 12:15

Published: 26 Nov 2010 12:15 GMT+01:00

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Upon learning that his 18-year-old son had been charged in connection with the case, the 36-year-old called prosecutor Ulrika Rogland and threatened her life and that of her son, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

The man was convicted of threatening a civil servant for the call he placed to Rogland, who told the court the event “has affected my life ever since”.

An 18-year-old woman who was the girlfriend of the man's son was convicted of insulting a police officer for telling an investigator, "There's a devil inside you. I'm going to fuck with everything. You'll see."

She was fined the equivalent of 75 days' pay.

Rogland and the officer were investigating a high-profile pimping case stemming from allegations that a 14-year-old girl was sexually abused and raped by several different men after she ran away from a foster home near Malmö last March.

Although she was 14, she reportedly had the mental capacity of a girl several years younger.

The 36-year-old's son was one of 10 people charged in the case, which drew nationwide media attention.

In its ruling, the district court stated that the man repeatedly contacted both the prosecutor and the police officer in connection with a decision to have his son remanded in custody.

It was obvious that what was said to Rogland was a threat stemming from the actions she took in her connection with her duties as a prosecutor, the court said.

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The statements were obviously meant to make her fear for her safety, and the measured enacted to protect her also show that the threat was serious.

Thus, it must have been clear to the 36-year-old that his statements would be interpreted as a threat, the court said in its ruling.

The court also found that the threat against the investigating police officer was verified. In a telephone call to the officer, the 36-year-old said, "God will punish you and your children," a statement which was overheard by the man's colleague when the call was put on speakerphone.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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13:16 November 26, 2010 by Youdee
Seems like "curling" (helicopter) parents are multiplying like rabbits, and this is over the top.
13:43 November 26, 2010 by StockholmSam
Kid needs to face the music since he is a legal adult now. Dad needs to accept his failure as a parent.
13:52 November 26, 2010 by Ranjit T Edward
I think the kid has his time coming, being one of the 10 men charged with pimping. Father's like this man are a disgrace to society! And then, a girl friend who has her wires crossed. Must be a strange family!! Birds of the same feathers flock together.
17:26 November 26, 2010 by Nemesis
A 36 year old father of an 18 year old. He was 18 when he became a father.

Sounds like they are both as imature and not willing to accept responsibility for there actions as each other.

They both belong in jail for a very long time.
19:05 November 26, 2010 by volvoman9
As the prosecutor and the victim in this case are both female it would follow that the father has raised his son to victimize women. This situation speaks to a much larger problem. It seems to me that the four month sentence is a bit light. If we don't afford the victimization of women and children the importance it deserves it will never stop. This father and son are a blight on society. Unless you can effectively change their thinking they will get out and re-offend.
19:28 November 26, 2010 by OnessOfMankind
they deserve being imprisoned any one who is a pimp
23:02 November 26, 2010 by Swedesmith
One is a pimp and the other a pimple (on the face of society).
23:03 November 26, 2010 by Ravioli
I think that deportation is the answer in this case as well as the pimping case.
00:39 November 27, 2010 by Tanskalainen
Ulrika sinulla on kaunit siniset silmat.
01:21 November 27, 2010 by my5cents
"A 36 year old man and 18 year old son"

I bet they are NOT Swedish!

Where are did they immigrate from! ?
05:54 November 27, 2010 by qed16
I'll take a guess...

"God will punish you."

Only our ever so pious Muslim friends would think God would side with the pimps of a retarded teenager... Animals.
06:59 December 3, 2010 by flaedo
ls it true that there are more rapes in Sweden than anywhere else in Europe? ls it also true that the media wont mention the large number of rapes? That is what l read in a British newspaper.
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