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Copenhagen serial rapist faces expulsion

UPDATED: A 25-year-old former refugee was found guilty on Wednesday of three kidnappings and rapes and two additional attempted rapes and will face indefinite imprisonment followed by deportation.

Copenhagen serial rapist faces expulsion
The man was found guilty in Copenhagen City Court. Photo: Colourbox
The man that Copenhagen Police suspected was behind a series of rapes and attempted rapes in the capital was convicted on Wednesday. 
 
 
The court found the 25 year old, who came to Denmark in 2008 as a UN quota refugee, guilty of three rapes and two attempted rapes.
 
The man will be held in open-ended preventive custody and could also face expulsion from Denmark and an entry ban. 
 
He was sentenced to what is known as forvaring, a sentence with no concrete end date. Under the sentence, the convicted appears in court after a period of five years for a determination of continuation. After the initial five years, there will be an annual determination. 
 
The jury also ruled that if the man is released from prison he should be expelled from Denmark and face an entry ban. 
 
The man’s lawyer filed an immediate appeal against the court’s decision. 
 
According to TV2, the man was born in Congo but raised in Zambia. He lives with his Zambian wife and their children in the northern Copenhagen suburb of Holte. 
 
He is a trained home care professional and has also worked as an assistant for two handicapped boys. 
 
In a series of attacks dating back to July 2014, the man targeted women who were out alone after partying in the Copenhagen nightlife. All five of his female victims told police that he attempted to force them into a dark vehicle and then sexually assault them. 
 
The court was due to rule on the man’s mental health before issuing a sentence. 

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Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

A 31-year-old female domestic helper is suspected of having stolen cash and jewellery from elderly citizens and withdrawn money from their Dankorts in the amount of over 50,000 kroner.

Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

The woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft and information fraud. There are ten victims in the case.

The police suspect the woman of having stolen from citizens whose homes she has visited as part of her work as a domestic worker in various places in Copenhagen.

“She has worked as a domestic helper and has been in people’s homes as an employee,” Bjarke Dalsgaard, deputy police inspector at Copenhagen police, said.

According to the police, the woman has stolen jewellery and cash on ten occasions. In addition, she has stolen debit cards in four cases and withdrawn money using them. The money that has been withdrawn alone adds up to a value of 52,000 kroner.

Copenhagen police received the first report of theft in the case at the beginning of 2022.

According to the police, the 31-year-old domestic helper admitted to one instance of crime (the theft of around 400 kroner) but pleaded not guilty regarding the remaining 13.

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