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Accused Internet pedophile denies charges

A 45-year-old man from Gothenburg accused of driving a 13-year-old Swedish girl to commit suicide denies all charges presented today by state prosecutor Pia Åsberg.

The accused man allegedly took contact with the girl from the town of Kumla, shortly before she took her own life by jumping in front of an incoming train, according to Swedish Radio News.

In all, the defendant has been in contact over the Internet with 23 different young Swedish girls, which were mainly in the 11 to 14-year-old age frame, prosecutors say.

In a online conversation that police have been able to reconstruct, the Kumla girl appeals to the man repeatedly to destroy a film of her he has taken, and threatens to take her own life if he fails to do so.

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