A 52-year-old man had altered a wooden folding chair by placing two electrodes and a circuit underneath the seat. Using a remote control, he was able to give electric shocks to a person sitting on the chair. He used this device on more than 50 children, video-taping their reactions for his own pleasure. There are no reports that any of the children suffered a lasting damage to their health. The construction as well as the function and the electrical parameters of the chair were examined by forensic specialists. According to their expertise, the construction was not able to cause a potentially life-threatening condition when used with healthy children. The perpetrator was convicted for bodily harm etc.
|Translated title of the contribution||Self-made "electric chair" for sexually motivated child abuse of children|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Archiv fur Kriminologie|
|State||Published - Sep 2007|
- Child abuse
- Electric shock device
- Electrical charge