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Swedish cop sacked and fined for flashing staff

22 Mar 2012, 16:15

Published: 22 Mar 2012 16:15 GMT+01:00

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The charges are based on testimony given by eight women employed at the station as cleaners.

Three of the women alleged that the officer touched their breasts on several different occasions, sometimes in connection with other close bodily contact that they claimed “violated their sexual integrity”.

All the women testified that the man has been overly tactile, that he massaged their shoulders and touched them in an inappropriate way.

The officer was also found guilty of showing himself naked to the cleaners in the station showers in a premeditated way. He allegedly always chose a cubicle without a door, stood at the hand basin naked while shaving, and sometimes walked naked to the toilets.

According to the paper, the officer agreed he sometimes did this but claims that it is the cleaners’ own fault for turning up at the premises before the stipulated cleaning times, which was 8am.

The man also claims that the whole thing is a set-up instigated by his ex-wife and a female colleague, who were in cahoots, and had managed to get other women to report him.

Some of the man’s colleagues have testified that he did usually do his nude shower routine before 8am, but the court found the cleaners’ testimony more credible.

The man’s theories regarding his ex-wife and colleagues were seen as fabrication.

The man will now have to pay a fine of 7,500 kronor ($1,107) as well as losing his employment.

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16:49 March 22, 2012 by Abe L
So minor sexual harassment charges will get you fired and cause you to having to pay a lousy fine, but at least pay for damages.

However, letting someone die due to not adequately acting on a 911 call gets you no punishment, no fine and lets you keep your job.

Strange world.
18:44 March 22, 2012 by stevo1
how hard is it to put a towel around your waist?
20:15 March 22, 2012 by StockholmSam
Stevo1, that is exactly what I was wondering. They guy is a sexual sociopath. A perv.
07:18 March 23, 2012 by JMSN
Well, it certinly does seem like sexual abuse and harrasment pays off in Sweden. I mean in this country you are worse off if you pick up a hedgehog than if you rape a woman, and I'm talking seriously... people here found guilty of rape most of the time get off really easily, it's just not considered such a serious thing, when I for one, reckon that sexual predators are worse than murderers.

It really is the lowest most deplorable criminal act you can commit.

I tell you some of the laws in this country are truly UNBELIEVABLE!
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