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Rogaland man indicted for abuse of mentally retarded girl (12)

Sandnes & Jæren District CourtJæren District Court.Photo: Kent Skibstad / Scanpix

A 68 year old man from Rogaland is accused of several incidents of serious sexual abuse of a mentally retarded girl.

He is indicted for crimes including sexual intercourse with children under 14 years of age, according to the newspaper Dagsavisen.
According to the indictment he reportedly sexually abused the girl on several occasions when she was 12 and 13 years old. The abuse reportedly continued for several years even after she turned 14  and also continued even after the girl had turned 16.
Counsel  for the defence,Ove Johnsgaard, said his client did not plead guilty, but he did not want to make any further comments .
The counsel of the girl, Merete Bjørkelund, did not want to comment on the case either.
The case will brought before the  Jæren district court on August 23, and it  four days has been set aside for the case.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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