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Swedish police launch paedophile victim appeal

TT/The Local/dl · 25 Aug 2011, 11:58

Published: 25 Aug 2011 11:58 GMT+02:00

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The man has been in custody since April for five suspected counts of sexually assaulting a child, four counts of paying for child sex, and 13 counts of sexual molestation.

Police believe he has been active for years and, having combed through files on the man's computer, believe he has used a number of aliases on different internet chat forums and social media websites such as MSN, Facebook, snyggast.se, and kamrat.se.

“Aside from one case, the girls haven't filed the reports themselves, but have been found through his computer,” prosecutor Markus Hellsten said at a press conference on Thursday.

Based on the material found on the 41-year-old's computer, police have been able to identify 14 young girls, but have yet to confirm the identity of an additional 35 victims.

With few exceptions, the victims are young girls, aged 7 to 18-years-old.

Investigators now hope to get in touch with more victims by sending emails to addresses found in chats where the 41-year-old has been an active participant.

So far, investigators have identified 800 addresses in the man's computer.

In consultation with child and youth psychiatrists, police plan to get in touch with suspected victims, provide information about the man, and request they contact police.

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Children and their families have been urged to contact police if they suspect they may have been contacted by the man.

“Though a few interviews we've realised that this is a hard subject for children to talk about,” said Hellsten.

The 41-year-old, who resides in the Stockholm area, has previously been convicted of assault and molestation. He is also suspected in several rapes and for child grooming.

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

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Your comments about this article

15:45 August 25, 2011 by ujee
Hehehe, government want bigger control of society, therefore they misuse pedos. They didn't publish in their "appeal" his aliases so nobody knows who is he and consequently can't report him. Beside it, article says: victims refuse to speak against him. Sorry, obviously they like him, he didn't do anything against their will, so, young people feel misused by older who want to convict them that they are victims. For me, pedophile is someone who has sex or he tries to have sex with children and children are for me younger than 13, after 13 females are teens, they are not children anymore and they know very good what they do, if they are young they are not without brain. By the law, teens age of 15 can go to work in factory to produce profit for capitalists but they can't decide alone with whom they will have sex. Obviously teens don't respect this law which is created long time ago and therefore the law stay dead letter on the paper, it is not harmonized with behavior of new generations which behave different than grandmas before 50 years. Therefore they don't feel like victims and they don't want to speak against this man. My opinion is that he should be punished only for trying to be with children and not for trying to be with teens. At other side, any man who do something against will of women, even if women is 40 years old, he should be punished. But this is not about security of society than about control and to control people, first they must spread paranoia.
19:50 August 25, 2011 by per1970
what are u on about?

and as I saw in Aftonbladet, his aliases was given out, for me I dont mind a controlled society if we can get rid of perverts like this, if a man did this to my doughter, I would personaly rip his genitals of, simple as.
22:33 August 25, 2011 by Sweetcell
I can see his alias in the photo !
23:27 August 25, 2011 by The Grand Master
Evil perverts who have sex with or molest children. DEATH PENALTY. Nothing more to say really.
09:30 August 26, 2011 by Grokh
this is the kind of thing police should focus on enforcing over the internet, no if some dwd sent a song or wtv.

fking sick people.
10:57 August 26, 2011 by Tysknaden
This kind of pervert has to be identified and isolated from children, forever. Power to the police!
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