A 32-year-old former teacher is Thursday in The high Court, has been sentenced to two years in prison for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Thus he got off considerably cheaper than in the district court, which sentenced him to six years in prison for multiple rapes of the girl.
the high court's decision has caused a stir, because it says that the girl voluntarily had sex with the much older man.
the Girl's parents write in an email to Ritzau, that they are 'deeply shocked, deeply shaken and heartbroken'.
They have chosen to be anonymous. Ritzau know their identity.
They find it 'deeply worrying how low the judicial system as a general principle, in cases of sexual abuse of children'.
Sexual assault is one of the most serious crimes that can ever be committed against a human being, and provides lifelong consequences.
- When children are exposed to sexual acts of adults, there is never ever talk about volunteerism. It is always the adult's responsibility, they write.
In the Court in Næstved, told a psychologist that the girl was traumatized and exhibited signs of ptsd after the incidents.
But the teacher insisted that the girl had even approached him.
After having been deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 as a soldier he had ptsd, and according to the teacher himself led to it that he lost his judgment, and thus was indirectly to blame in the relationship to the minor.
the Man was charged with several blufærdighedskrænkelser and rapes committed in 2017 and 2018.
one Of the charges, it appeared that the teacher had taken the girl out in a forest, where he gave her the handcuffs and collar on and raped her.
- We believe that our child has been exposed to the worst abuse a child can get out of.
- The road The high Court today to two years in prison and call it voluntary, so that defendants are now released, as he has been in custody the past year and a half, writes the parents.
this Case shows the according to the Unity spokesman, Rosa Lund, that the criminal code must be updated.
- I really think that this case says something about, that children are not protected well enough against the attacks in Denmark, says Rosa Lund.
It is quite obvious for the Danish Parliament to ask the Straffelovrådet, which advises the government on criminal law, to look at the clauses, which is about abuse against children and minors, through she believes.
According to the criminal code, there is always talk about rape, if a child is under 12 years of age.
If a child is between 12 and 15 years it is always illegal for an adult to have sex with it, but, as the court of appeal decision shows - according to the law not necessarily talking about rape.