Father charged with up to 50 assaults

Sexual assault charges brought against a Norwegian man in his 40s from Trondheim can involve as many as 50 young victims, police announced at a press conference on Thursday. The man has children himself, along with three prior convictions. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the new charges involve purchasing sexual services (illegal in Norway), sexual […]

Man arrested for three attempted rapes

Three women were attacked within a period of just 45 minutes Wednesday evening, in separate incidents on Oslo’s east side. Police later arrested a man in an apartment in the capital’s Veitvet neighbourhood, and charged him with two attemped rapes and one case of sexual assault. Veitvet isn’t far from the scenes of the assaults […]

Man charged in huge new assault case

A Norwegian man in his 40s has been arrested and charged with sexual assaults against 263 children in the Romerike region northeast of Oslo. It’s the second huge assault case in the area in recent months, and involves some of the same children aged nine to 16. The defendant has admitted guilt in the case […]

NRK reverses its Jackson music ban

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) has backed down on its controversial decision to remove the late Michael Jackson’s music from its play lists. NRK still plans to air a documentary about Jackson’s alleged sexual assaults on boys, but claims it is listening to its critics. NRK announced on Monday that it would not be playing any of […]

Coach charged with assaulting boys

A reportedly well-known Norwegian athletics leader and coach from Hedmark County is suspected of sexually assaulting dozens of boys over the past 30 years. He’s been formally charged with nine assaults, including attempted rape, and several of his victims were young asylum seekers put under his care. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Friday afternoon that police […]

Former minister under indictment

A former Member of Parliament and government minister for the Conservative Party, who later became a county governor in Northern Norway, has been indicted on charges he misused his position to acquire sexual contact with young men. Svein Ludvigsen, who retired in 2014, denies all the charges against him. It’s unusual for Norwegian media to […]

Man indicted in massive assault case

A Norwegian man in his 20s who has worked as a football referee has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting more than 300 boys and young men from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The indictment was disclosed this week, but the man has been in custody and undergoing treatment since 2016. State broadcaster NRK reported […]

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 […]