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Danish paedophile locked up indefinitely

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The man was given the toughest sentence possible. Photo: Colourbox
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A 35-year-old man was given Denmark's harshest prison sentence on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of raping small boys and filming the attacks.
The Nykøbing Falster court ruled that the man poses such a threat to society that he should be sentenced to indefinite imprisonment. 
 
“We are talking about very serious rapes, particularly of one boy. On top of that there are serious sexual offences,” judge Kim Rasmussen said in court according to Ritzau's report. 
 
In court on Monday, the man said he could not explain why he carried out his heinous crimes. 
 
“I don't know. I'm frustrated about it. Something happens in my head - there is some sort of short circuit,” he said, according to TV2. 
 
The man was charged with 46 accounts, including rape and indecent exposure. His attacks were carried out on six different children over a period of 18 months. The most serious victim was a seven-year-old boy whose mother was friends with the man. The man not only raped the boy, he also filmed and photographed the attacks and shared them with other paedophiles. 
 

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TV2 reported that at one point during the man's trial, he angrily insisted that the seven-year-old and his younger brother, aged five, gave each other oral sex on their own accord. The man reportedly became very angry and called the prosecutor “a bitch” during his testimony. 
 
The punishment handed down to the man is known as forvaring and is the strictest possible sentence in Denmark.  Under the conditions, the convicted is given an open-ended sentence and has to appear in court after a period of five years for a determination of continuation. After the initial five years, there will be an annual determination. 

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