A man in his 30s has been sentenced to six years of preventive detention after being found guilty of abusing his one-year-old daughter.
The man was arrested less than 24 hours after the Southwestern Police District received tips about the case, the police district’s online patrol announced on Facebook.
Another man tipped off the police a year ago when he visited a police station in the Southwestern Police District after he received videos from an unknown user on Snapchat that showed abuse of a small child.
Less than 24 hours later, the man was arrested in another police district.
In addition to the preventive detention sentence, the man in his 30s has also been sentenced to pay NOK 225,000 in reparation to the aggrieved party and is also prohibited from contacting his daughter for a period of five years.
“We who work on children abuse cases have many difficult days at work. Unfortunately, there are many cases of abuse that we don’t uncover, but fortunately, we helped this girl,” Oddgeir Høyekvam stated.
The accused has pleaded guilty but has appealed the preventive detention to the Court of Appeal. The appeal case will be processed in the autumn.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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