The group home Gøgereden (Cuckoo’s Nest) located in the northern part of Jutland had a cottage on the remote island Læsø they used to isolate girls placed in their care by the social services in Denmark.
One of counselors had sex with one of the girls. Normally the courts wouldn’t take the word for it but the girl had kept a secret recording of a confession made by the counselor. She also hit sperm from the man after the intercourse.
The counselor was sentenced to 60 days in prison. After a retrial the verdict was confirmed but the prison sentence was suspended. It was quiet a remarkble verdict as the system in Denmark looks down on children placed in the system.
It could not have been fun to be at the group home as a teenager.
Sources (in Danish language):
- Pædagog dømt for sexovergreb mod 15-årig pige (Nordjyske Tidende)
- Sexdom blev gjort betinget (TV2 Nord)