Reykjavík District Court sentenced lawyer Róbert Árni Hreidarsson to a three-year prison term for sexually violating four teenage girls, ages 14 to 16, and the possession of child pornography.
Hreidarsson was also disbarred and was made to pay his victims ISK 2.2 million (USD 35,000, EUR 25,000) in restitution and 2.7 million (USD 43,000, EUR 31,000) in legal costs, Morgunbladid reports.
Hreidarsson, who is 61, approached the girls via the online chat program MSN Messenger pretending to be 17. He was aware that the girls had mental and social problems and that some of them needed money to finance their drug habits.
As the 17-year-old, Hreidarsson offered to introduce the girls to an older man, himself, who would pay them for sexual favors. He had sexual intercourse with two of the girls and paid the others for oral sex and exposing themselves in front of a web camera.
During a search of the offender’s home nearly three hundred pictures and five video cassettes were discovered containing child pornography.