Denmark is shaken after it became known that a top politician has a relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The politician has now called in sick.
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On Friday evening, party leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen in the Moderates confirmed that his former party colleague Mike Villa Fonseca is in love with a 15-year-old girl.
– I am speechless, says the party leader to TV2 News.
The representative in the Danish parliament, Mike Villa Fonseca (28), calls in sick from his work at the Danish parliament, and at the same time announces that he is withdrawing from his party the Moderates.
– I have tried to keep my private life separate from my working life, he told TV 2 News on Friday evening.
According to Ekstra Bladet’s information, the Moderates learned by chance earlier this week that Fonseca has a relationship with the girl who is now in the 9th grade.
The news has shaken the party’s management and employees.
Rasmussen, is both disappointed and speechless about Mike Villa Fonseca, he tells TV 2 News. Fonseca himself does not respond to inquiries about his relationship, writes Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
According to Lars Løkke, Villa Fonseca began his relationship with the girl when she was in the 8th grade.
The minimum sexual age in Denmark is 15, and the politician himself emphasizes that the relationship is within the framework of the legislation.
It is a clear breach of the party’s code of conduct, which states that it is not permitted to have sexual relations with persons under the age of 18.
– We cannot have sitting members of the Norwegian Parliament who have permanent sexual relations with minors, says Løkke Rasmussen to the TV channel, who is clear that the politician will not be allowed to return to the party.
Fonseca is said to have told about the relationship during the Moderates’ group meeting on Tuesday this week, after rumors about the relationship had abounded in social media.
According to information to BT, Fonseca is said to have stated that he has planned to move in with the 15-year-old girl.
Fonseca is a trained nurse and has since worked as a firefighter before he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament last year.
The scandal could have major political consequences in Denmark.
The moderates are currently in government with the Liberals and the Social Democrats, with a total of 88 mandates.
When the Fonsecas now resign from the party, that may change. If he takes the mandate with him to another party, the governing parties will lose their majority.
Rasmussen says he will be very disappointed if other parties take in a member of parliament who has a relationship with a child.
Published: 18.11.23 at 08:31
Updated: 18.11.23 at 08:52