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Federal court upholds suspended prison sentence against policeman

National News // Dec. 21, 2017

The Federal Court has confirmed a suspended 15 month prison term handed down to a 64 year old former policeman who promised an Iraqi asylum seeker a residence permit in return for sexual favours.

Norbert Aepli, Switzerland Federal court upholds suspended prison sentence against policeman

The case goes back to 2010 when the then Fribourg policeman told the refugee he could assist in getting him the required permits.

The Federal Court upheld the cantonal court’s initial judgement. The former policeman claimed his first trial was unfair as the lower court didn’t start with the presumption of innocence. 

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