US Court Sentences Music Producer to 14 Years for Child Pornography

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.29 - 2024 10:06 AM CET

Music producer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison in the United States for distributing child pornography.

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Danish music producer Claus Svelmøe Marcuslund has been sentenced to 14 years in prison in the United States for a child pornography case, as reported by the U.S. Attorney's Office in a press release.

Marcuslund, 59, was convicted in a California court for distributing images of minors subjected to explicit sexual abuse. In addition to the 14-year prison sentence, he was also sentenced to 15 years of supervised release.

The Danish native was arrested on July 11 upon arriving in Los Angeles.

Prior to his arrest, he had communicated with an individual in Fresno, California, who had posed as a woman with a seven-year-old daughter. This individual was, in fact, an undercover agent whom Marcuslund had encountered on a pedophile forum on the dark web.

According to American court documents, Marcuslund described himself as a Scandinavian music producer, songwriter, and pedophile.

He wrote, "I am divorced and now looking for a nice woman/mother that I can get to know better, hopefully to meet in real life one day. It is clear that she must back up one hundred percent about pedophilia and incest."

Special Agent Tatum King, in a press release from the prosecutor's office, emphasized the American legal system's strict stance on such offenses.

"We will do everything in our power to prosecute those who try to harm children," King stated in the press release.

He added, "This sentence holds Marcuslund accountable for his crimes and serves as a warning to those who travel to the United States specifically to abuse a child."

King emphasized that U.S. authorities are committed to investigating and prosecuting these criminals, regardless of their location in the world.

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