A woman known as the “Alvdal mother” was sentenced to 14 years and one month in prison on Thursday, after she was found guilty of sexually assaulting her oldest daughter for almost a decade. The Eidsivating appeal court’s decision was in addition to the 15 year sentence the woman received earlier for abusing her two youngest children, and two other children.
The abuse against the now 49-year-old’s eldest daughter took place between 1990 and 2008, when the family lived in Gjerdrum, Akershus. The girl was five years old when her mother began assaulting her, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and news bureau NTB.
The court of appeal held that the woman had an unusually strong desire to commit sexual assault, and she remained an obvious danger to children. The court’s new sentence of 14 years and one month with a minimum period of eight years, one month was higher than the woman’s original term of 14 years, with a minimum period of seven years. The woman’s lawyer had not decided on Thursday if they would appeal again.
When the case first came before the Nedre Romerike court last spring, it was the first time in Norway a woman had been imprisoned over such a sexual offense case.
Her former husband was also sentenced on Thursday to seven years in jail for sexual assault and violence against his stepdaughter. The court ruled that the now 50-year-old was the one who first began abusing the child. His sentence on appeal was also one year longer than the lower court’s judgement. Both must pay NOK 350,000 (USD 57,300) in damages to the girl.