December 1, 2013
A convicted paedophile has been given permission to adopt a child in Sweden despite sexually abusing a five-year-old girl.
Swedish authorities say the man, aged in his sixties, is now not in danger of reoffending.
The man, from the town of Helsingborg, has committed more than 90 crimes (mostly fraud-related charges) including molesting a young girl from his neighbourhood in 2004 according to The Local.
He was also suspected of raping a young teenage girl.
He now wishes to adopt his 10-year-old stepson following the death of the boy’s mother, whom the man married in 2009.
The mother and biological father were reported to consent to the adoption application.
A municipality social affairs committee deemed the man’s risk of reoffending as low, with nine of the 10 panel members voting to allow the application.