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Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes

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Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes
10:33 CEST+02:00
A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to probation for internet sex crimes concerning seven girls aged 10-13-years-old.

The boy stood accused of persuading, or trying to persuade, the girls to pose in front of a web camera, according to a report in the Borås Tidning daily.

The boy has been now been convicted for crimes including the gross exploitation of a child for sexual posing and child pornography crimes, the newspaper reported.

The boy has also been convicted of possessing child pornography on his home computer.

The 16-year-old, who was convicted at Borås district court on Friday, has been ordered to pay a total of 25,000 kronor ($3,720) in damages to the seven girls.

He was furthermore instructed to pay a charge of 500 kronor to the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten).

The boy has furthermore been placed under probation.

The crime classified as exploitation of a child for sexual posing has been framed in Swedish law since 2005. If the crime is considered aggravated the offence carries a minimum prison sentence of six months and a maximum of six years.

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