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Teuvo Loman convicted of sexual abuse of 13-year-old boy - now lawyer comments on sentence

2020-02-28T08:39:08.059Z

Loman's lawyer says the appeal is to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.



It was reported today on Friday that interior and clothing designer Teuvo Tapani Lomanin, 57, was imprisoned at the Helsinki Court of Appeal.

The Helsinki Court of Appeal, like the District Court, condemned Teuvo Loman for gross sexual abuse of a child.

Loman's lawyer Minna Pilviö now tells Ilta-Sanomat that Loman wants to take the case to the Supreme Court.

"The appeal is being sought from the Supreme Court," Pilviö tells IS.

"I won't comment on anything else now," he continued.

Loman has not yet been granted leave to appeal by the Supreme Court.

  • Read more: Teuvo Loman was also convicted by the Court of Appeal for gross sexual abuse of a child

The Court of Appeal upheld Loman's suspended sentence of 1 year and 10 months. In addition, Loman was sentenced to 90 hours for community service.

The victim will have to pay EUR 10 000 in compensation to the victim

The crime took place between January and June 1999. At the time of the incident, the victim was a 13-year-old boy. The holiday was more than 20 years older than the boy at the time of the events.

According to the law, Loman was engaged in oral sex with the boy. Sexual acts included kissing, touching and caressing the genitals.

Teuvo Loman intends to seek leave to appeal against the judgment.

Photo: Seppo Solmela

Loman tried to appeal before the Court of Appeal that the boy had so-called "formulaic memories". However, in the opinion of the Court of Appeal, this was not the case, but the evidence presented in the case spoke in favor of Loman's guilt.

- The Court of Appeal considered that there was no doubt in the case that the claimant's report was based on so-called formula memorabilia. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, like the District Court, considered the report of the plaintiff credible and reliable.

- Neither did the new evidence presented by the Court of Appeal significantly alter the evidence in support of the charge. Thus, the Court of Appeal, like the District Court, considered that sufficient evidence had been adduced in support of the charge, the Helsinki Court of Appeal stated.

At the time of the event, in the late 1990s, Loman was especially known as a celebrity hairdresser and designed, among other things, Miss Universum Finnish outfits.

Loman has also worked in the public domain as a trend and interior designer, model and singer. He has also appeared on MTV's Small Surface Repair program.

Loman has also worked as a singer. His work includes the Helsinki City Boy hit.

Loman's popular Instagram account suddenly disappeared from the Photo Service during the time of the court. Loman's account had over 10,000 followers, to whom he shared a wealth of pictures of his daily life.

Source: isfi

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