Female NAV employee convicted of sexually exploiting asylum seeker

Norwegian law - verdict - courtPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

A female NAV employee in Northern Norway has been sentenced to one year and two months in prison for using her position to get sexual intercourse from an asylum seeker.

The woman was a refugee consultant. The majority in Salten District Court concluded that the sexual relationship between them was based on the aggrieved party fearing the consequences if he rejected the accused’s advances.

One co-judge voted for acquittal.

The aggrieved party was particularly afraid of not getting approval for his application for reunification with his younger brother (…). Due to that, the aggrieved party did what he believed the defendant wanted of him, both sexually and in contact through messages, among other things. 

He did not dare to report what was going on for fear of not being believed, district court judge Tarjei Ræder Breivoll wrote.

False rape charge

The family reunification application was rejected, and the woman was supposed to file a complaint. 

When the victim realized that the woman had not appealed the decision, he ended the relationship.

“The accused admitted to never having sent any complaint, and stated in that connection that she had feared that reunion between the victim and his brother could ruin the relationship between her and the victim,” Breivoll wrote.

The woman subsequently reported the asylum seeker for rape, and she was later charged with false testimony – she was found guilty by the majority of the district court.

The woman must also pay the aggrieved party NOK 100,000 in restitution.

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