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The Foreigner “Pocket man” sentenced to custody. Court gives Erik Andersen nine years. Follo District Court has sentenced Erik Andersen, known as the “Pocket Man” (lommemannen), to nine years custody, and ordered him to pay over 2.5 million kroner in damages to 64 of his victims. The 58-year-old’s sentence carries a minimum period of six years, and brings the first round of Norway’s probably longest-running history of sexual assault to a close.

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“Pocket man” sentenced to custody

Published on Monday, 14th June, 2010 at 10:04 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Court gives Erik Andersen nine years.



Follo District Court has sentenced Erik Andersen, known as the “Pocket Man” (lommemannen), to nine years custody, and ordered him to pay over 2.5 million kroner in damages to 64 of his victims.

The 58-year-old’s sentence carries a minimum period of six years, and brings the first round of Norway’s probably longest-running history of sexual assault to a close.

Andersen, who was also convicted of one of two charges of rape, got his nickname from the way he tricked boys to touch his genitals through a hole cut in the lining of his trouser pocket, asking them to help him find a key, or other objects.

According to his lawyer, Gunnhild Lærum, Andersen was too ill to meet in person to hear his sentence read out because he’s recovering from surgery.

“He’s injured himself and is taking strong medication after having been operated,” she tells VG.



Published on Monday, 14th June, 2010 at 10:04 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: lommemannen, pocket, man, erik, andersen, trial, molesting, offence, follo, court, norwegian.





  
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