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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

'Asleep' Man Cleared of Child Sex Abuse by Court

'Asleep' man cleared of child sex abuse by court
The girl's lawyers have criticized the verdict. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

A Swedish court has cleared a man of child sex abuse – because it could not rule out that he was asleep when he allegedly made an eight-year-old girl touch his genitals - twice

Uppsala District Court, just north of Stockholm, ruled that it had been established that the incident by and large took place as told by the young girl, but freed the man despite a dissenting vote by the chair judge.

According to the girl, she was made to touch the man's genitals when she was lying in bed next to the man – who legal news site Dagens Juridik reported was 35 years old and her mother's boyfriend at the time.

She described, wrote the site, how the man took her hand and put it on his genitals. She said she could see the whites of his eyes, which she said were open.

However, the man told the court that he was asleep at the time and did not remember the incident.

And, of course, we all know pedophiles don't lie.

And in a ruling issued last week, which continued to be debated in Sweden on Monday, the court stated it had not been established beyond doubt that the man had not been asleep.

"The prosecutor has therefore not succeeded in proving that [the man] has committed the act with intent," it wrote, reported Dagens Juridik.

The girl's legal representatives criticized the verdict and told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet's online TV crime channel Brottscentralen on Monday that they were mulling whether or not to appeal the controversial verdict.

In Sweden, which does not have juries, district court rulings are made by a chairman, who is a trained judge, and three lay judges, who are politically appointed and usually have no legal training.

Major disagreements are unusual, however in this case, the chairman of the court advocated a guilty verdict, but was overruled by all three lay judges.

"It is regrettable. The ruling is evidently incorrect, and I agree with the chairman who dissented, and note that it is a lay-judge verdict," Silvia Ingolfsdottir Ã…kermark, the girl's legal counsel, told Brottscentralen.

The dissenting judge took the view that the man had acted consciously, noting that according to the girl's statement he had taken her hand again after she attempted to pull it back.

OMG, what more do they need as proof of him being awake? What more proof is even possible? If he had gotten up to go to the bathroom, they would probably believe that he was sleepwalking, and sleep bathrooming...

Why was the man even in the same bed with the child? Where was mother? I hate it when mothers of small children have live-in boyfriends - far too many stories like this.


They simply have to appeal; this verdict is so asinine it cannot be allowed to stand.