Damages Awarded Among Highest Ever
A Swedish man, jailed for over 3 years, was wrongly accused of raping and sexually abusing his daughter. Now he is getting nearly 260, 000 US dollars in damages and over 57,000 US dollars in lost income.
He was convicted in 2002. He appealed and the Supreme Court lengthened his sentence.
The daughter dropped her charges and admitted the information she had given was fabricated. The man has been pardoned by the Supreme Court.
The damages awarded are among the highest paid to a wrongly accused individual. Close to 1.2 million dollars was the largest sum ever to be paid in damages in Sweden.