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Swede speaks out on false NY sex crimes

The Local/og · 13 Apr 2012, 10:53

Published: 13 Apr 2012 10:53 GMT+02:00

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“Luckily there was concrete evidence in the form of surveillance cameras, witnesses, and pass cards to the hotel that proved the whole story was a complete fabrication,” one of the formally accused men, Niklas Adalberth, 30, told Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer on Thursday.

Adalberth and Jens Saltin, 31, were charged with the of molesting a 19-year-old woman in a luxury hotel in New York in early February.

They were accused of straddling the victim, tearing off her clothes, and fondling her breasts, however the charges were cleared in late February.

Referred to in the Swedish media as an “IT-millionaire”, the co-founder the e-payments company Klarna verified that the whole story was false, and that there was no basis to the accusations.

“Jens Saltin and I had been in San Francisco and met up with some friends in New York. The next day we were falsely accused for something we hadn’t done, something that was completely foreign to everything we stand for,” he said.

Adalberth described the ordeal as a “Kafka-esque nightmare”, yet was happy with the way the incident was handled and put to rest.

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“Klarna handled this very professionally. The staff was informed immediately and all the big customers were contacted,” he said.

Based in Sweden, Klarna AB employs more than 600 people and has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel.

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13:12 April 13, 2012 by tigger007
there are some typo's i the text! ''Me and Jens Saltin''(Saltin and I). ''everything we stand for''( everything that we stand for).American greed bite these two on the butt! That is what you get for trickin in the NYC after dark!
13:59 April 13, 2012 by Jenta
Tigger007: "everything we stand for" is absolutely fine in English.
14:58 April 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
Oh well done TL have to go to the NYPOST site to get the "hard"news !! I'll be back with the real dirt !! Please don't soil your self with news-news!
15:15 April 13, 2012 by Vendorune
I bet they were drunk or high and couldn't remember half the stuff they did here. But still - hooray for surveillance clearing someone
15:26 April 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
Odd ! TL does appear to have "the available" except for describing the "leap/straddle/tear/fondle" and that appears to describe the "technique Malmo"
15:43 April 13, 2012 by tadchem
Unfortunately, if the charges are sensational enough, the mass media ans the 'court of public opinion' are all too willing to convict an innocent person based solely on the accusation.

Unscrupulous people will use this fact to intimidate and extort money from strangers with 'deep pockets.'

If accusations are proven false and deliberately fabricated, the accusers should be held accountable, with consequences that match the gravity of the accusations.
07:57 April 14, 2012 by prophet_of_the_horizons
She was upset because they refused to use paypal for her room service...
17:01 April 14, 2012 by jostein
TheLocal acts more honorably than most swedish publications with this article.
21:09 April 14, 2012 by DAVID T
Hope the bitch gets locked up
05:35 April 16, 2012 by jomamas
Too bad their names were sullied and will never be cleared in public forum.

Duke Lacrosse team, DSK, these dudes, US SS Agents, maybe even this guy Zimmerman.

The leftist, condemnatory media in the world is to blame.

The Swedes should sue the bananas out of the US government, the press, and especially that girl.
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