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'Idiot' prosecutor fined after sex-buy sting

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'Idiot' prosecutor fined after sex-buy sting
11:31 CEST+02:00
A top Swedish prosecutor arrested in Stockholm for buying sex while he was on duty to register sexual crimes reports coming in from the police has pleaded guilty and been fined.

The man was arrested in February after spending an evening with a woman in a central Stockholm hotel, having reportedly paid 1,500 kronor ($232) for sex.

At the time, officers were surprised to learn that the sex-buyer they had in custody was actually the prosecutor on duty to whom they should report the crime he had just been detained for.

At first the prosecutor stubbornly tired to convince the policemen to look the other way and free him, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported. Paradoxically, he also during interrogation said it wasn't the first time he had paid for sex, a criminal offence in Sweden.

A search by police through the prosecutor's confiscated telephone revealed he had asked the woman in a text message if she would perform oral sex without a condom and if the hotel was a safe place for them to meet.

"I was such an idiot," he told police during an interrogation.

He later confessed to the crime and has now been ordered to pay a fine of roughly 2,000 kronor.

As the man is expected to lose his job which has a monthly 72,000-kronor salary, the fine was income adjusted, which explains why it was at the low end of the scale.

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