UPDATED: Rune 奥加德 was once considered the most popular and successful mayor in 中超联赛官网, a star of the 劳动 Party and mentor for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. On Wednesday, his fate was in the hands of a jury at the end of his lengthy trial on sexual assault charges against a minor, and they reached a mixed verdict.
The 10-member jury decided that 奥加德 was not guilty of having sex with the plaintiff in the case when she only 13 years old. The jury found him guilty, though, of charges that he had sex with her when she was older than 14 but younger than 16, which is the legal age of sexual consent in 中超联赛官网.
奥加德’s appeals trial has gone on for weeks in a court in Hamar, a city which also was coincidentally facing major flooding and 运输ation disruptions on Wednesday. 奥加德 himself has faced a flood of accusations from improper conduct to criminal assault since the charges made by his longtime teenage companion first surfaced in the late 夏季 of 2011.
That was when the 劳动 Party already was reeling from terrorist attacks just a few weeks earlier, and party members were united in their grief. Top officials from Stoltenberg on down, though, started distancing themselves from 奥加德 as the charges against him grew increasingly serious and preparations got underway for his first trial.
它始于去年秋天，恐怖分子袭击之后’s trial was over, and received massive 媒体 attention, not least because of 奥加德’强大的政治联系以及滥用权力的问题。以他的结尾 定罪并判处有期徒刑四年. 奥加德, who earlier had defied the requests of 劳动 leaders that he voluntarily give up his elected post as mayor of Vågå, finally resigned but quickly appealed his conviction, leading to the trial that’s ending this week.
相反，根据检察官的说法，Øygard与她进行了性关系。他’从2009年10月至2011年9月，她多次在Øygard的度假小屋中与现年17岁的女孩发生性关系’她在中超联赛官网的家中，在一个山区农场和旅馆的各个房间里。虽然几乎没有任何肉体攻击证据，但该女孩作证说“at least 50”性交事件及其’双方都承认他们睡在一起。
奥加德 has consistently denied a sexual relationship, fending off evidence of the sexually charged text messages and Skype conversations as inappropriate but innocent, and explaining that they shared a bed because the girl was insecure and uncomfortable sleeping alone while out traveling.
过去几周的证词还显示，Øygard有几处’的政客，其他同事，甚至他的妻子，朋友和亲戚都知道共用病床，但没有’不要做出反应或认为这很不正常。 奥加德一直是沃格（Vågå）山区社区的市长，保持着极大的忠诚度和知名度。他的兄弟Rolv和沃格（Vågå）的前副市长阿斯特丽德·玛丽·斯文·洛肯（Astrid Marie SveenLøkken）都在作证说，他们发现两人共享酒店房间时没有问题他带那个女孩去旅行。他们认为，这也减少了差旅费用。
奥加德 also took part in the girl’激怒了她的父母，捡起了她曾经使用过的相同的青少年语言，并在许多场合表达了 kjærester （甜心）。 “Don’你了解你对我有多重要吗？你现在仍然爱着我吗？” wrote 奥加德 in one text message to her that was retrieved by 警察. 奥加德 testified that he didn’不记得那条特定的信息：“毕竟是两年前发出的。”
One witness testified that 奥加德 could behave like an immature teenager himself. Telephone logs revealed that he could ring or send text messages to the girl dozens of times every day, often even more.
In the end, though, it was mostly his word against hers, with lawyers on both sides generally agreeing that either the mayor or the girl has been lying. It was up to the jury to decide who was most credible, with 奥加德 facing limited possibilities of appeal.
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