The trial of Laajasalo for sexual exploitation continues

The trial of Laajasalo for sexual exploitation continues

The trial of two sex crime suspects who emerged in Laajasalo, Helsinki last year, has been resumed in the Helsinki District Court.

the judge in the case had given an interim judgment in January and ordered the defendants to undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine if they were fit for trial.

The main suspects in the case are a 65-year-old man known as "Uncle" and another man in his thirties who was identified in the preliminary investigation as an accomplice. Both have denied guilt for the crimes.

At the end of last January, there were a total of 32 cases, and the arbitration award was more than 200 pages long.

According to prosecutors, the suspected crimes took place in the man’s apartment in the Laajasalo area from 2006 to 2019, when he was arrested.

19 minor victims

There are 19 female plaintiffs in the case – almost all of whom were minors at the time the crimes were committed. The youngest victims were 7-8 years old

The accused are charged with, among other things, the sexual exploitation of children, attempted rape or coercion into sexual acts, and aggravated drug offenses.

According to the prosecutor, the men are suspected of making some of the victims unconscious by supplying them with drugs, medicines and / or alcohol. One of the drugs used was known to be an opioid analgesic that affects the central nervous system and should never be used with alcohol.

The alleged abusers had also allegedly recorded their deeds and victims, and Eno was suspected of showing pornography to minors.

On Wednesday morning, another victim who was not identified last year was heard in court.

In its interlocutory judgment, the district court had ordered both men to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

A perpetrator is not at fault if, at the time of the act, he or she is unable to understand the true nature of his or her act, for example due to mental illness or serious mental disorder, or if his or her ability to regulate or behave decisively is impaired.

Source: The Nordic Page




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