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Man Arrested In Child Abduction Case Had Soundproofed Basement Filled With Children's Toys

Norway police arrested a man involved in a child abduction investigation after discovering he had a soundproof room in his basement that was filled with children's toys and a bed.

The 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct children.

Police soon found the unidentified man's lockable basement den filled with teddy bears, kids' books, and a bed with a Super Mario bed cover.

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The walls were carpeted, which made the room almost completely soundproof. The room also had a toilet and a television in it.

"It is worrying, but we have not uncovered anything during the investigation to suggest that there has been a criminal offense in the room or on the man's address," said Julie Dalsveen, lawyer of the Vestoppland police district.

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Police also found child pornography, a Taser, and a truncheon in the man's home.

When the man was arrested, police found that he had rented a car and driven it to the addresses of children in Sweden and Norway.

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Dalsveen said that he found names of children on social media and drove the rented vehicle to their homes "up to 50 times" between 2011 and 2014.

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Criminal offenses related to the addresses have not yet been revealed.

The accused has been released from custody and is awaiting trial.

Sources: NY Daily News, Mirror / Photo Credit: NY Daily News


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