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Prison guard indicted for taking bribes

It is rare that a prison officer is the focal point in a criminal case.

But it is the case on Wednesday, where a cop from Aarhus Attachment sitting on the dock.

The 49-year-old man is accused of having smuggled at least 300 grams of hash, telephones and other communication equipment to an arrestant.

It is, according to the indictment occurred over three rounds from October to november 2019.

A fourth attempt failed 25. december, when the policeman was apprehended and arrested.

He was produced in grundlovsforhør and has been in custody since.

the Cop has according to the indictment received payment for the smuggled goods.

Thus, the required 37.100 crowns and 210 euros - equivalent to almost 1600 dollars - confiscated.

Fængselsbetjenten is accused of abusing his position and taking bribes.

It is in many ways an unusual case, says specialanklager Dorthe Lysgaard, east Jutland Police.

- It is rough, on the way abusing his office and is under the of bribery to get this stuff into the attachment.

- fortunately, This is a type of case, we do not see so many of. So it is a special case, but fortunately also a rare case, she says.

Police have used a variety of means in the investigation of the case.

- We have in this case used some very well-known methods - interception, observation, and video surveillance from the site, says Dorthe Lysgaard.

By grundlovsforhøret in december acknowledged fængselsbetjenten to have brought marijuana and a cell phone into the arresthuset in Aarhus.

But he denied that it happened against payment.

His defense attorney, Linda Christensen, informs, that the man recognises himself partially guilty.

the Prosecutor informs that she is going after a prison sentence, if the accused is found guilty.

In 2018 was a prison officer at the Court in Ghaziabad sentenced to prison for 15 months for having smuggled marijuana and mobile phones into a prison.

Which is called five witnesses to give evidence in the case from Aarhus. Expected verdict on Thursday.

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