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Locked up paedophile accessed child porn

The Local/mh · 25 Jan 2012, 09:59

Published: 25 Jan 2012 09:59 GMT+01:00

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Suspicions arose when personnel at the Växjö Regional Psychiatric Hospital in southern Sweden found a memory stick containing what they suspected to be child pornography.

“We don't know how the patient got this computer memory stick, but probably he smuggled it in,” David Wirdelöv, acting head of the hospital, told the local Smålands Posten newspaper.

According to Wirdelöv, the staff of the psychiatric ward aren't allowed to access the patients' computer memory themselves, as that would violate the integrity of their patient.

They instead turned over their discovery to authorities, but are now working with attorneys to find a way to avoid similar issues in the future. They hope to find legal backing for hospital employees ability to view material stored on patients' privately computers.

Prosecutor Jonny Philipsson has launched a preliminary investigation into whether or not to bring new child pornography charges against the previously convicted man.

“We have examined the evidence and I've given the go ahead to begin questioning those involved,” Philipsson told the paper.

Meanwhile the hospital is considering providing their own computer memory to patients, and by retaining ownership of the memory also maintaining their right to access and view its contents.

The suspect was previously convicted of over seventy charges of raping a six year old girl.

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He also filmed the act and distributed the videos internationally. During the trial he stated that he just decided to 'take the chance,' when the young girl started spending time with him.

The Local/mh (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:27 January 25, 2012 by JulieLou40
Why are these disgusting perverts not just shot, for Gods sake?? Computer time? They're having a laugh, aren't they?? Just get rid of these beats.
11:06 January 25, 2012 by abir
"as that would violate the integrity of their patient. "

What integrity ????????
11:31 January 25, 2012 by Kibitz
OMG! WT@# Sweden!!!?? Someone please tell me when exactly is it that Sweden will simply call a cime, a crime, and a felon a felon. This man shouldn't have even had the freedom to walks the halls. He should have been in incarcerated without any chance of seeing daylight. What is wrong with a society that continues to codle and pamper the worst of crimminal repeat offenders? When does simple logic play a role in how this judicial system handles it's affairs?
14:36 January 25, 2012 by zooeden
So animals like this have access to internet??? What about sending them to the gas chamber instead???
21:21 January 25, 2012 by bcterry
He should be charged for this, and if convicted receive additional jail time.

A second offense should merit a stiffer penalty than the first conviction, an additional 8 years on top of the 4 to make it 12 would be appropriate.

3rd time?,.......... life.
22:49 January 25, 2012 by Puffin

He may possible be admitted for life now as he is in hospital not jail as he was found to be suffering from a serious mental disorder - psychiatric sentences are indefinite by nature - they cannot be time limited

However the law is clear in Sweden that they must be treated as patients unless there is a court decision on restrictions - hospitals that have tried to restrict internet time etc have found themselves criticised by the government agency
03:42 January 26, 2012 by GLO
First these guys need to be in jail. Computers, sorry NO......
04:35 February 16, 2012 by Trenatos
I agree, these people should be locked up in jail, not in a psychiatric ward.
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