Helsinki: “Several” cases of children suffering from sexual abuse at asylum-seekers’ reception centres in the country is investigated by Norwegian police. The cases includes abuse by known sex offenders visiting the reception centres as well as residents of the centres.
Axel Wilhelm Due, from the National Criminal Investigation Services, said, adding that police were reviewing every alleged case.“We are looking very seriously at every individual case, and based on our information it’s very likely that children living in reception centres in Norway have been and are being subjected to sexual abuse,” he
“But generally there is low criminal activity in and around the reception centres.”
He also said that the police wouldn’t provide details about the alleged cases at this stage. They have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of planning an attack on a refugee centre.
The arrest has been taken placed in Nynashamn, 60km
south of Stockholm, on Monday and numerous weapons were found in cars during the arrests.
More than 31,000 people applied for asylum in Norway out of which 5,300 were unaccompanied minors.