The man was arrested prior to the weekend on rape charges that were filed on Wednesday of last week, Bergensavisen reported on Monday.
The newspaper reported that the man was a current employee at the instiution in question and has also worked at several other Bergen area daycare institutions. Sources told Bergensavisen that the man was very well-liked.
The man is also charged for possession of child pornography. Police confiscated his computer following his arrest and discovered indecent images of children that have been downloaded over a span of years.
The man did not appear at Monday’s remand hearing in Bergen District Court and his attorney did not say much to the press.
“The only thing I can say is that my client has agreed to the request to hold him in custody,” Beate Hamre told Bergensavisen.
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Police attorney Eli Valheim declined to give details on the case, saying that the hearing was held behind closed doors.
Under Norwegian law, the rape of a child under the age of 14 can result in a 21-year prison sentence.