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Accused Dane in NYC can leave house arrest

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Accused Dane in NYC can leave house arrest
A 22-year-old Dane charged with sex crimes has been allowed to take off his ankle monitor. Photo: Colourbox.
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Danish Malthe Thomsen, who is accused of sexually abusing 13 children, has been released from home confinement in New York City.

Today the 22-year-old Malthe Thomsen could take off his ankle monitor. He can now move freely around Manhattan after serving two months of home confinement in New York City. In addition, his bail on 767,000 kroner (133,014 USD) will be lowered.

The past three months have been a living hell for the Danish preschool intern, who was arrested in his home on June 27, when a co-worker accused him of sexually abusing 13 school children.

Must steer clear of schools
As Thomsen’s case is not over yet, he will still have to stay far away from schools and kindergartens.

Next hearing will be on November 13, but it may not be until December 27 that Thomsen will know if he will be convicted of sex crimes, as US law states that the accused must be charged with a conviction within six months.

Thomsen’s lawyer still hasn’t been able to get in touch with the woman who worked with Thomsen at the pre-school. She reportedly moved to Greece immediately after reporting him to the police.

Kids deny abuse
On August 14, a hearing revealed that all 13 of the children involved in the case had given video depositions and that 12 of them denied being sexually assaulted by Thomsen.    

The remaining child was said to have given “indications” of sexual abuse, but no further details were presented. 

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