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Swede denies sexual assault charges on 13 year old girl

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Swede denies sexual assault charges on 13 year old girl | Samui Times
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On Thursday 22 September 2016, a 34-year-old Swedish man was in Oslo District Court, charged with having sexually abused a Thai girl since she was13 years old.

oslo-courtHe is also accused of being in possession of abusive images of children. The 34-year-old denies the charges saying that he and the 13-year-old girl were in love.

According to the prosecution, the Swede met the girl on Koh Samui in 2008. She came from a poor town in Northern Thailand, and had just arrived on the island with her mother to work as a prostitute and dancer.

In court, the 34-year-old said that he met the girl in a bar where he was told that she was 18 years old. He paid a small amount to the bar to bring the girl to the hotel, and the following days he could take her on a trip around Thailand.

The accused described the journey as a honeymoon and explained that he was in love with the young girl. During this trip, they had sexual intercourse several times, and the girl got pregnant. The Swede knew about the pregnancy before leaving Thailand, and DNA tests show that he is the father of the child.

The Thai girl was not present in court, but her explanation was read aloud by Attorney General, Asbjørg Lykkjen. In her explanation, the girl confirms that she did not give her real age when they first met in Thailand. She also told that she shared a room with him when they travelled together, but that she did not feel anything for him and only saw him as a customer.

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