Man sentenced to 15 years’ detention for assault

Man sentenced to 15 years' detention for assaultMan sentenced to 15 years' detention for assault.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

A 35-year-old man is in Fredrikstad District Court has been sentenced to 15 years’ detention for assaulting three children, among them his own stepdaughter.

The court found the man guilty of having committed dozens of assaults on his stepdaughter over a period of three years since the girl was four years old.
In addition, the man convicted of assault against two other children, among them his stepdaughter’s friends and a boy who was eleven years old when the assault took place. He has also been convicted of benefit fraud. The assaults have taken place partly in Fredrikstad, Buskerud, and Tenerife.
The man decided to appeal the ruling as soon as he was made aware of it Wednesday afternoon, NRK news reported.
“He believes the judgment is incorrect and that he did not commit the acts he has been convicted of,” says the man’s defender, Jørgen Mowinckel.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today