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Former police officer admits mistake

A former police officer admitted that he had made a mistake when he had taken a report from two sisters who claimed to have been sexually abused decades ago. At the time he had not found their testimony credible.

Linda Drake, who was abused sexually as a child, told her story on the RÚV news program Kastjós on Sunday. She said she had gone with her sister, who had been abused by the same man, to the police to make a report.

When they told the police officer, Björn Sigurdsson, that the abuser was also a police officer, Sigurdsson asked the sisters to go back home and reconsider whether they were sure they wanted to file this report. The sisters never returned.

Sigurdsson said in an interview with RÚV yesterday that he had made a mistake. He explained that he had not found the testimony of Drake and her sister credible at the time, but that he should have taken their report to the department of criminal investigation.

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