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Danish entrepreneur sentenced to prison in Liepaja for paedophilia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUEven before the public reveal of the ruling of Liepaja Court of Justice in regard to two paedophiles – father and son – and their sentence to public service, the court had another criminal case. In it, a 46-year-old Danish entrepreneur was sentenced to an actual prison sentence for paedophilia, as reported by Kurzemes Vārds.

The Danish entrepreneur was accused of crimes committed in the period of time between 2009 and 2011. These crimes involved sexual abuse of a little girl, who was only three years old the first time the man used her. Knowing that she cannot offer resistance of any sort, the paedophile systematically made her strip naked and performed different actions of sexual content, writes the newspaper.

In addition to that, the man also used the little girl to produce materials of pornographic content, depicting sexual abuse of the child. Police investigation has revealed that the criminal had produced no less than 335 photos. What’s worse, he had published said photos on the Internet.

The paedophile has fully admitted his guilt in crimes. The prosecutor in charge of the case has made a deal with the accused for admitting his guilt and the punishment that will be passed on him. Based on this deal, Liepaja Court reviewed this process in written form. Rasmussen, the paedophile, has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison with one year of probation. The verdict also provides for charging EUR 1,260 from the criminal as compensation to the victim.

During the pre-trial investigation, the little girl’s representative had put forth a request for EUR 20,000 moral compensation. Later, however, a deal was made to pay EUR 5,000 compensation. After signing the deal on a peaceful resolution of the case, the girl’s representative voiced no objections in regard to the court’s sentence. The only condition was to make sure the paedophile would be sentenced to a lengthy time in prison.

Rasmussen was born in Denmark. He is single; no children. He had no prior criminal record in Latvia, but was criminally prosecuted three times in Denmark. His confession of and repentance from his crimes served as extenuating circumstances, as reported by Kurzemes Vārds.

The girl’s lawyer, Helena Purvina, could not say for what crimes Rasmussen was punished in Denmark. She did say that the criminal is now in prison and therefore incapable of hurting other children.

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