Danish pensioner sentenced to 12 years in historic child abuse case

Brøndby man ordered and paid for the abuse of hundreds of children online

A 70-year-old pensioner from Brøndby has been found guilty of ordering and paying for the abuse of hundreds of children online.

The court in Glostrup sentenced the man to 12 years in prison for his role in 346 counts of abuse of children in the Philippines over a five-year period.

According to the defendant, who admitted paying for the abuse, he ordered the sexual abuses in order to help the children get money, clothing and schooling.

“I think the utilisation of the punishment framework regarding the rape of children sends a strong signal regarding how serious it is,” Helene Brædder, the state prosecutor, told DR Nyheder.

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Comprehensive case
The case is historically massive and the charges alone took up over 100 pages, with the police confirming they have never before experienced such a brutal case.

The man has been held in remand since February last year.