Child abuse and 1.8 million images

Trondheim District Court Child abuseTrondheim District Court. Photo: Wikimedia

Trønder indicted for child abuse and 1.8 million depictions

A man from Trøndelag has been charged with sexual abuse of children under the age of 14 and for possession of 1.8 million abusive photographs and films.

The man from the Trondheim region was arrested by police on January 4th this year, according to  Adresseavisen. The charge comes after a police report by the victim’s mother. He has been remanded in custody for four weeks with letter and visitor bans.

The defendant is previously sentenced to five years in custody for similar relationships.

the man is once again charged with having repeatedly committed sexual offences against children under the age of 14. In addition, for having children of the same age perform acts consistent with sexual acts to themselves.

Abusive material

On top of this, the defendant allegedly purposefully gained access to depictions of sexual abuse against children. According to the indictment, there are about 1.8 million unique images and 7,152 films showing sexual abuse or sexualising of children.

The victim’s family has announced that they will file a NOK 250,000 compensation claim against the man from Trøndelag.

The defendant denies the charges against him. He has been in custody since his arrest in January, his defence attorney, Arve Røli, tells Addresseavisen.

The case comes up before Sør-Trøndelag District Court on August 13th, 2019.

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