But when the information reached the Stockholm Pride Board, the members would not make a police report.
The information about the alleged sex purchases reached the Stockholm Pride organisation in mid-November. The allegations has circulated in social media where screen shots of the manager’s Swish transfers (Swedish mobile payment service) to the boy were released. Two confirmed transfers of SEK 400 and SEK 600 respectively have been made from the manager’s phone, according to the screenshots.
According to DN.se (pay wall), the boss admitted that he was sexually chatting with the boy for two years. The boy was 15 years old at the first contact. There should also have been pictures shared during the chats.
The accused head has confirmed the contacts and swish transfers to the boy of Stockholm Pride’s board. However, the manager should not known the boy’s age.
What I understood he should have paid for food and clothes, no sex related, says a source to the DN.se.
The allegations of sex purchases by minors have caused a deep crack in Stockholm Pride‘s board.
President Haydar Adelson decided on 8 December to resign. In an email that DN.se read and has learned, he writes, among other things, that he believes that Stockholm Pride should have taken a “clearer position to mark the situation that has arisen”. He believes that the boss has put the association in a very bad light and that Stockholm Pride should have acted more clearly.
Due to the article in DN.se, the Stockholm Pride Board wishes to make the following statement:
We look very seriously on the information that has appeared and has acted thereafter.
The board as a whole became acquainted with the tweets on Monday 27 November. On Wednesday, November 29, the board became aware that there were money transactions. Then the crisis organisation was activated and the designated person acknowledged that there were sexual elements in chat contacts and that they paid money for food and clothing but denied sex purchases. Our lawyer’s assessment was that there was no basis for making a police report based on that information.
On Monday, December 4, the Board decided to terminate the cooperation with the designated person. It was a total assessment based on several aspects that occurred during the fall where the current event weighed heavily.
In another statement Stockholm Pride says this :
A leading person in our organisation has been charged, and later a police report has been submitted, having purchased sex of a minor. A police investigation is currently under way. The person in question denies that they should have paid for sex and have notified the accused person of the offence. Words are thus against words; what we can do is to be clear that we do not accept what is alleged to have taken place.