Youngest victim was 10 – conviction in Austria, now he’s coming back to Switzerland
Swiss freedom trychler Markus H. abused boys
The Swiss freedom trychler Markus H. should advance the movement in Austria. Now it comes out: Markus H. abused boys in the neighboring country, lured them to hotels, produced child porn. Now he has been convicted – and is coming back to Switzerland.
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Updated: 16 minutes ago
The Swiss freedom trychler Markus H. was convicted in Austria for the sexual abuse of minors.
Markus H.* is a Swiss freedom trychler who built up the movement in Austria. But in March 2022 there is no trace of Markus H.. His freedom trychler colleagues were “very worried”, posted a missing person report. But it turns out: Markus H. has not disappeared – he was arrested in Austria.
The reason: He abused underage boys, created child porn, and lured children to hotels several times, reports the “Tagesanzeiger”. Now the Swiss freedom trychler has been convicted.
His youngest victim was 10 years old
It is about cases between November and December 2021. According to the court in Krems an der Donau, Markus H. sexually abused a 12-year-old at least three times in a hotel room. The indictment states that he “humiliated the boy in a special way”.
The Swiss sexually abused three other boys in Austria. The youngest victim was almost ten years old. He apparently lived in a borrowed caravan with Swiss license plates.
Child porn and boys photographed in school toilets
This is also confirmed by the search ad that Freiheitstrychler sends out on Telegram. There they write that he was “with us freedom trychlers” together in Vienna and Graz. And: “He’s traveling with a mobile home.”
According to the prosecutor, hundreds of pieces of pornographic content involving 8 to 12 year olds were found on his laptop and cellphones. According to the “Tagesanzeiger”, he wrote to boys in chats and hung around in front of schools. There he also secretly recorded boys urinating in the school toilets.
Insane – and soon back in Switzerland
According to the court, however, Markus H. is of unsound mind. According to the report, he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia with pronounced delusions, as well as pedophilia.
He has not been released since his arrest in spring 2022. According to the “Tagesanzeiger”, the authorities fear that he could flee – but also that he will repeat his actions. But now Markus H. is going back to Switzerland.
He begins therapy with an experienced forensic psychiatrist Andreas Frei in Lucerne and Liestal. The court has ordered conditional admission to an “institute for mentally abnormal lawbreakers”.
Trychler don’t want to have anything more to do with him
However, because this instruction is conditional, according to the “Tagesanzeiger” he can be treated in Switzerland at his own request. Here he can be treated by his psychiatrist at home or in an assisted living group. He could also refer him to a psychiatric ward. He is also being treated with medication.
In the spring of 2021 he joined the Trychlern, broke off his apprenticeship and was at the forefront of the movement known for conspiracy theories. According to the “Tagesanzeiger”, his former colleagues now hardly want to comment on him. It was a private act that “had nothing to do with the freedom trychlers”. (eu)