A man is in Gulating Court of Appeal sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for sexual abuse of children under the age of consent. The aggrieved is the man’s daughter and two of her friends.
The man is convicted of sexual intercourse with children under 16 years and of using violence or threatening behavior to get that sexual intercourse . One of the incidents that he was sentenced for, where the condemned undertook a sexual act with a child under 16 years, is regarded as being carried out under very aggravating circumstances due to the abuse of a family relationship. The victim in question at that incident was his own daughter.
– The action occurred when the victim had weekend visitation with her father. The action was a gross violation of her and likely to weaken the daughter’s trust in her father, the ruling said.
The man appealed the verdict from Haugaland District Court from November, where he was sentenced to imprisonment for seven years and six months. He met for an appeal hearing in Stavanger District Court and pleaded not guilty. He has denied any form of sexual intercourse and sexual acts with the victims. But the Court of Appeal gave him the same sentence and dismissed his appeal of redress and compensation.
He is ordered to pay her daughter NOK 50,000 and her friends 175,000 and 200,000 kroner respectively in compensation.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today