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    An American historian jailed in Romania for paedophile offences has been released more than two years early because he wrote a book about Dracula.

    According to the law, Kurt Treptow was entitled to early release because his writing counted as work in prison.

    He published a book about Vlad III Dracul, the Romanian prince who inspired the Dracula legend.

    Mr Treptow had served nearly five years of his seven-year sentence for "sexual relations with minors".

    His lawyer, Liviu Bran, denied that he wrote the book to get out of prison, saying that a board of historians had reviewed it and concluded it was an "original scientific piece of work".

    Political connections

    In 2002 Mr Treptow was convicted of having sex with two underage girls and possession of child pornography. A Romanian woman accomplice, Tatiana Popovici, is still in jail.

    At the time of his arrest in 2002, Mr Treptow was director of the Centre for Romanian Studies in Iasi.

    It was housed in a building belonging to the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE).

    Mr Treptow had been a Fulbright scholar in Romania before 1989, during the communist regime.

    He wrote a book on the Romanian dictator, Ion Antonescu, who had been an ally of the Nazis during World War II.

    After 1990 he was close to the left-wing government of former President Ion Iliescu and especially to Ioan Talpes, a former head of the SIE and chief presidential adviser.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6401647.stm

    Yeah I know he's an evil criminal (and lib arts guy), I still find the story somewhat amusing.
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  • #2
    Amusing? It's something, but amusing doesn't quite fit.
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    • #3
      ****ing stupid is more like it. Wow.

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      • #4
        people get away with the craziest stuff nowadays its sick...
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        • #5
          Yes, getting away with 5 years in prison instead of 7 is totally getting away with a crime.
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          • #6
            Besides its a little different if he was having sex with 15-year olds than 7 year olds. He is paedophile and EVIL!

            Its so easy to label people paedophiles these days, when in fact a little while back getting married to teenage girls used to be the norm. Not talking about Muhammad and his what 7- or so year old wife....
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            • #7
              Where does it say in the story what age the girls were?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Victor Galis
                Yes, getting away with 5 years in prison instead of 7 is totally getting away with a crime.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ming
                  Where does it say in the story what age the girls were?
                  It doesnt. Thats why I have trouble processing this "news"

                  There they are happily releasing his name and picture to hundreds of millions of people without even telling whether this man was a child rapist or completely something else.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by laurentius
                    There they are happily releasing his name and picture
                    He didn't have to write a book.
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                    • #11
                      Well they wrote what he was jailed for, which is perfectly ok IMO. It's not a long article about his crimes, but about the strange circumstances of his early release. And aside from the little detail that he was freed from Romanian prison for writing a Dracula book I don't care enough about the guy to debate his fate back and forth.....
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DinoDoc
                        He didn't have to write a book.
                        You dont have to write books under your real name.

                        I'm sure his book isnt marketed as "the paedophile writers" latest
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                        • #13
                          Anyway I dont feel like defending this guy any further as he might be a total ****up. Just wanted to express my disturbance about how this is being casted once again. What good does it bring to anyone to crusify people like this?

                          Whenever BBC World does stories about individual people I feel a bit uneasy. Mostly because I dont give a crap about news about individuals like Jade Goody, Victoria Beckham, Foxy Brown or some other celeb the bbc thinks the who world is interested in. National celebrities or politics should not be featured in an international news site. Its amateurish.
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                          • #14
                            I suspect the girls had to be rather young for Romania to
                            care

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                            • #15
                              14 and 9, according to a random news site.
                              I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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