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Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse of Children

An alleged sexual offender, a Reykjavík resident in his late forties, was interrogated on Monday and subsequently taken to custody for two weeks. The man, who has no criminal record, is suspected of child abuse.

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The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The man is suspected of committing sexual violations against more than one child, both boys and girls. As part of the investigation, the alleged perpetrator’s home was searched and computers confiscated, Morgunbladid reports.

Björgvin Björgvinsson, senior officer at the Capital Region Police’s sex crime department, said the investigation was launched after a victim came forward and filed charges against the man.

Björgvinsson wouldn’t make any other comments on the case for the time being as the investigation is in the early stages.

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