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Russian blogger accused of sex crime against teenager in Norway

January 24, 2013, 18:11 UTC+3

Earlier, Russian mass media outlets featured a video and an interview with his former wife in which she accused Adagamov of a sexual crime against a 12-year old girl

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OSLO, January 24 (Itar-Tass) — Norwegian police have not opened an investigation against Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov whom his former wife, Tatyana Delsale, accused of sexual abuse against a child, Chief of Lillesand police Kjetil Nyg·rd told Itar-Tass.

The source told Itar-Tass that he had no idea which particular police worker might have informed the Russian journalists that the presumed victim of the crime had complained to police and testified against Adagamov. Nonetheless, the police chief confirmed that the crime blamed on Adagamov was very serious and that after the victim appealed to police an investigation would be opened even despite a possible statute of limitations.

Earlier, a number of Russian mass media outlets featured a video and an interview with Tatyana Delsale in which she accused her former husband of a sexual crime against a 12- year old girl, who is a daughter of their friends. Delsale claims that her former husband had sexual contacts with the teenager at the turn of the 1990s and the 2000s which continued for several years.

Now the teenager, who is the presumed victim of sexual violence, grew up and became of age; therefore, neither her parents nor doctors may testify for her to police.

The Norwegian Criminal Code envisages a prison term from two to ten years for sexual crimes against adolescents under 14; in case of aggravating circumstances a person responsible might be imprisoned for 21 years.

Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov came into the limelight due to his blog in the Live Journal he continues since 2002. In 2008 the blogger rose to one of the top positions in his ratings. Adagamov's Live Journal has around 80,000 permanent visitors.

Adagamov had lived and worked in Norway for ten years before he returned to Moscow in the mid-2000s. He has both Russian and Norwegian citizenship.


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