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Danish court sentences 70-year-old man for online sexual assaults

AP
Published : May 23, 2017, 5:25 pm IST
Updated : May 23, 2017, 5:25 pm IST

The Copenhagen suburban Glostrup court says the man was guilty of 218 counts of online assault of children under the age of 18.

The chats were found on 70-year-old man computer, which police had seized.. (Photo: Representational/File).
 The chats were found on 70-year-old man computer, which police had seized.. (Photo: Representational/File).

Copenhagen (Denmark): A Danish court has sentenced a 70-year-old man to 12 years in jail for having ordered the sexual assaults of Filipino children and young people to be broadcast online.

The Copenhagen suburban Glostrup court says the man, who was not identified, was guilty of 218 counts of online assault of children under the age of 18 ranging from indecent behavior to rape.

The court said Tuesday that evidence included chats the man had from 2011 to 2016 with people in the Philippines who offered sex shows. The chats were found on his computer, which police had seized.

Prosecutor Helene Braedder described the case as "unusual and coarse" and added it was "of an extent that we have not seen in Denmark before.

Tags: online sexual assaults, filipino children, danish court, jail
Location: Denmark, København, København