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Who is olav nilsen? Dennis Nilsen’s brother; Bio, Wiki, Age, mother, father

Olav nilsen brother; Bio, Wiki, Age

Olav Nilsen is best known for being the mother of Dennis Nilsen, a Scottish serial killer, and necrophile who murdered at least 12 young men and boys between 1978 and 1983 in London, England.

The unimaginable crimes of the Muswell Hill Murderer Dennis Nilsen will be told through ITV’s thrilling true-crime drama. Necrophiliac Nilsen is played by Broadchurch and Doctor Who actor David Tennant in the new series.

Nilsen was convicted at the Old Bailey of six counts of murder and two of attempted murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment on November 4, 1983, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 25 years.The sentence given to him in 1983 was later upgraded to a whole-life tariff and Scottish-born Nilsen died in May 2018 at the Full Sutton maximum security prison.

Dennis Nilsen Parents & Siblings

Dennis Andrew Nilsen was born on 23 November 1945 in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. He was second of three children born to Elizabeth Duthie Whyte, and Olav Magnus Moksheim (who had adopted the surname, Nilsen). The other children were Olav Jr. and a daughter named Sylvia.

His father was a Norwegian soldier who had travelled to Scotland in 1940 as part of the Free Norwegian Forces, following the German occupation of Norway. After a brief courtship, he married Elizabeth Whyte in May 1942 and the newlyweds moved into her parents’ house.

The marriage between Nilsen’s parents was difficult since Olav Nilsen did not view married life with any seriousness, being preoccupied with his duties with the Free Norwegian Forces, and making little attempt to spend much time with or find a new home for his wife. After the birth of her third child, Nilsen’s mother concluded she had “rushed into marriage without thinking”. The couple divorced in 1948. All three of the couple’s children — Olav Jr., Dennis and Sylvia — had been conceived on their father’s brief visits to the mother’s household. Her parents, Andrew and Lily (née Duthie) Whyte (who had never approved of their daughter’s choice of husband), were supportive of their daughter following her divorce, and considerate of their grandchildren.

Dennis Nilsen Sexuality

At the onset of puberty, Nilsen discovered he was homosexual, which initially confused and shamed him. He kept his sexuality hidden from his family and his few friends. Because many of the boys to whom he was attracted had facial features similar to those of his younger sister, Sylvia, on one occasion he sexually fondled her, believing that his attraction towards boys might be a manifestation of the care he felt for her.

Nilsen made no efforts to seek sexual contact with any of the peers to whom he was sexually attracted, although he later said he had been fondled by older youth and did not find the experience unpleasant. On one occasion, he also caressed and fondled the body of his older brother as he slept. As a result of this, Olav Jr. began to suspect his brother was homosexual and regularly belittled him in public — referring to Dennis as “hen” (Scottish dialect for “girl”). Nilsen initially believed that his fondling of his sister may have been evidence that he was bisexual.


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