Crime rate down, assaults on children up

Norway’s state police directorate could announce a decline in reported crimes on Wednesday for the fifth year in a row. The number of sexual assaults reported against children, however, has skyrocketed. State Police Director Odd Reidar Humlegård said that every third reported violation of laws regarding sexual conduct last year involved assaults on children. “This […]

First man convicted in Tysfjord assaults

A man in his 40s from the small but traumatized community of Tysfjord in Northern Norway was sentenced on Monday to five-and-a-half years in prison for sexually assaulting five women. His case is the first of at least 150, after a police investigation finally uncovered a culture of abuse and assault in Tysfjord stretching back […]

Man admits to 17-year-old rapes

A 42-year-old man in Oslo who was indicted for raping two girls, ages six and seven, in 2000 has admitted to the assaults as his trial began in Oslo. One of his victims, now in her early 20s, testified that she still has nightmares. “I think about what happened almost every day and still have […]

Sexual harassment complaints soar

Nearly 500 actresses in Norway have signed a petitition complaining of sexual harassment on the job, with many of them anonymously sharing details of the harassment and assaults they’ve suffered personally. The petition is the latest in a wave of complaints from women working in the media, academia and business in Norway, set off by […]

‘Dark Room’ pedophile probe expands

Police in Bergen who are leading Norway’s large investigation into online sexual attacks on children called ‘Dark Room’ announced Tuesday that they’ve opened 33 new cases in the past six months, bringing the total of child victims to at least 300. Several are babies who police claim have been subjected to what they consider torture. The cases center […]

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. […]