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Police officer jailed for raping a child

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13:15 CET+01:00
A 53-year-old police officer in Stockholm has been sentenced to a year in prison after having been convicted of raping and buying sex from a minor.

"I think the sentence is very low," said prosecutor Kay Engfeldt after the verdict was passed down at Solna district court.

The court ruled that the man had bought sex from the girl who was 16-years-old at the time, paying her with drugs, alcohol and money.

On one occasion the police officer had sex with the girl while she was under the influence of drugs.

The 52-year-old was also convicted of drug and weapons offences.

In addition to sentencing the man to one year's imprisonment, the court ordered the officer to pay 60,000 kronor ($9,000) in damages to the girl.

Prosecutor Kay Engfeldt had demanded four years in prison for the policeman.

"I think the sentence is very low. I have not read the verdict in detail, but apparently the rape has been deemed to be of a less serious nature and it has been taken into consideration that the policeman will be fired," he said.

At the same time Engfeldt pointed out that the girl managed to win her case against a police officer.

"She gets her compensation and he has been convicted of rape and the purchase of sexual services from a child."

Kay Engfeldt has not yet decided on whether the ruling will be appealed.

"I will read the sentence calmly and consult with the plaintiff's attorney."

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