Norway Conservative jailed for nude pic theft

The Local Norway
The Local Norway - [email protected]
Norway Conservative jailed for nude pic theft
Tor Johannes Helleland. Photo: Drammen Municipality

A former Conservative party politician who stole nude pictures from the iCloud accounts of several girls he knew and posted them on the internet has been sentenced to 60 days in prison.


Tor Johannes Helleland, 24, was forced to step down from Drammen city council last July, after he was outed by computer expert Einar Stangvik. 
Stangvik spent six months tracking down the then mystery iCloud hacker, after one of his victims saw their private photos posted online. 
Helleland, the son of Norwegian MP Trond Helleland and the stepson of former Conservative women's political spokeswoman Linda Hofstad Helleland, has always admitted his actions, telling VG newspaper in July, "I've been an asshole. I am ashamed and I'd do anything to reverse it."
Helleland's lawyer Anders Green said that the punishment was what Helleland had expected. 
"He has given his unreserved confession and always said that he will accept whatever punishment Drammen District Court decides on. He was prepared to take his punishment. Now he looks forward to being finished with the case."
The court ruled that Helleland must also give up his home-built desktop computer, a laptop computer and several memory sticks.
Last summer Helleland resigned from all positions in the Conservative Party. 



Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also