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Teacher sentenced for assaulting a student

Teacher sentenced for assaulting a studentTeacher sentenced for assaulting a student.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

A teacher in Haugaland District Court was sentenced to five years in prison for having sexually molested children under sixteen.

Between 2007 and 2011 the assaults occurred several times on a girl. The abuse, which began when the girl went to the fourth grade, occurred in the classroom, in a car and at teacher’s home. He has not admitted guilt.

The man was among other things, a support person for the girl’s family. He was reported to the police in April 2014, arrested and interrogated in September the same year. Police initiated a broad investigation and interrogation, including a number of former students who have had the man as their teacher.

The man was convicted of sexual molestation and abuse of his position. He is also banned from working as a teacher forever, and he is ordered to pay the girl 150,000 kroner in damages.

The man’s lawyer, Odd Arild Helland, stated that the teacher will appeal the decision by the court.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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