Adults have been deployed to look after the school road where a six-year-old girl was abused in Trondheim on Friday.
“The school road must be safe for children. We will keep an extra eye on it in the future,” municipal manager for upbringing in Trondheim municipality Eva Elisabeth Belboe told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
On Friday afternoon, the police were informed that a girl was stopped by a man when she was on her way home from Breidablikk school.
The man is said to have touched the girl in the area of Mentz Skjetnes vei and Distriktslege Øverlids vei.
“We take this incident very seriously. This has happened in a residential area during the day to a child on her way home from school.
“We have put all available resources into the investigation,” police attorney Bente Bøklepp in Trøndelag police district said.
So far, there are no suspects in the case, but a person was seen moving along Mentz Skjetnes road at 2:20 PM on Friday.
“The person in question has the status of a witness,” Bøklepp told newspaper Adresseavisen at 3:45 PM on Saturday.
The police attorney has stated that an investigation has been initiated and that the police are conducting witness interviews, surveys in the area, and other technical investigations.
No one arrested
The police consider this an individual episode and have not been notified of other similar cases.
“The perpetrator has not been arrested, and we, therefore, encourage parents to be a little extra attentive,” Bøklepp said.
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