"Liberal" Sweden allows paedophile to adopt a child

Sweden has a reputation for being very "liberal". But whose liberty are they protecting in allowing a child rapist to adopt? Political correctness goes madder than usual. And it's all a bit sick, no?

by the commentator on 29 November 2013 15:13


Sweden's excellent English language newspaper, The Local, is reporting today a story that many will find shocking. It transpires that a country well known for its left-Liberal attitudes is now allowing convicted rapists of young children to adopt.

According to the paper:

"A Swedish man convicted for molesting a five-year-old girl in his neighbourhood has been given the green light to adopt a child of his own, as Swedish authorities said they did not fear he would relapse into criminal behaviour."

It goes on to report:

"The man, who is in his 60s, has been found guilty of more than 90 crimes, mostly different types of fraud. The regional Helsingborgs Dagblad (HD) newspaper reported on Friday that the man was also convicted of molesting his neighbour's then five-year-old daughter in 2004, and was also suspected of raping a young teenage girl.

"The man will now be able to adopt, after a review by the municipality's social affairs committee (socialnämnd) found that his risk of relapse was considered low, with all but one of ten members of the committee voting yes to the man's application to adopt. HD noted, however, that the public servants and the politically appointed board members were not given access to the documents giving details about his alleged sex crime. 

"Furthermore, the newspaper noted, the claim that the older man, who is known to chat with young girls on the internet, did not risk a criminal relapse was not in any way explained in the tribunal's statement. There were no supporting documents to back up the assessment."

The lessons seem clear: political correctness dictates that no-one is really guilty of anything, since it's all society's fault anyway. Don't take your young children to Sweden any time soon.

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