Asylum seekers convicted of gang rape

Three young asylum seekers in Norway have been convicted and sentenced to prison for up to six years, after being found guilty of raping a woman when she was on her way home from the Kongsberg Jazz Festival last summer.  The three men were sentenced to jail terms of four years and nine months, five years […]

Norwegian convicted in huge pedophile case

A 66-year-old man from Austevoll near Bergen has been sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of online sexual assaults against more than 60 children. Prosecutors were satisfied, calling it ” a very good and extensive conviction.” The man was behind assaults on children both in Norway and the Philippines. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported […]

Probe into pedophile networks expands

Nearly every police district in Norway is now involved in the sweeping investigation into online networks of men who’ve been caught planning or engaging in sexual assaults on children. A man in his 60s in western Finnmark County is the latest to be arrested, while an alleged 23-year-old ringleader has been ordered held in full […]

Huge pedophile networks shock police

Even the most jaded investigators, and not least the families and colleagues of men who’ve been arrested, have reacted with shock and disbelief after police in Bergen exposed massive pedophile networks that promoted and facilitated sexual assaults against children. More than 50 Norwegian men “from all levels of society” have been charged, with two convicted so far. […]

More sex-ed aims to curb assaults

Alarmed by a recent wave of sexual assaults among Norwegian youth, the City of Oslo’s top official in charge of education, Tone Tellevik Dahl, plans to offer more sex education and at an earlier age. Dahl and other city officials think more knowledge and open discussion can help curb the rise, also in sexually transmitted diseases. […]

Police break up brawls in Oslo

Two major brawls on opposites sides of the city broke out in Oslo Sunday night, one at Røa on the west side and another at Kalbakken on the east side. The latter also involved a shooting but it appeared the incidents were unrelated. The first reports came in just before 7pm that a person was injured […]

Oslo man indicted for buying Thai girl

A 34-year-old businessman living in Oslo has been indicted on charges he literally bought a 13-year-old girl at a bar in Thailand in 2008. Prosecutors claim he sexually assaulted her for several years, also after she became pregnant with his child at an age of 14. “This is a serious case,” state prosecutor Asbjørg Lykkjen told […]

Bergen man charged in new assault case

A 66-year-old Norwegian man in Bergen who already was under investigation for possession of photos showing sexual assaults on children has also been charged with financing assaults on children in the Philippines. State broadcaster NRK reported how he sent at least NOK 142,000 over a three-year period to a couple who allegedly organized online assaults of […]

Ex-teacher jailed in major sexual assault case

A former teacher from Hadeland in western Oppland County has been handed a lengthy sentence by Norwegian standards: 12 years in a form of special prison custody that can be extended, after he was convicted of sexually assaulting more than 100 girls. A court in Gjøvik also ordered the 50-year-old man to pay compensation to all the […]

Day care worker now tied to five assaults

A man in his 30s who has worked in various day care centers in the Bergen area reportedly has admitted to assaulting four other children in addition to a four-year-old boy he’s been charged with raping. Norway’s national police unit Kripos has joined the investigation into the case, while crisis teams assist shocked parents. Newspaper Bergensavisen […]