The Dutch police are finding more and more photos and videos on pedophile networks that were made by the children themselves and posted to social media, Lesley Linder of the police team combating Child Pornography and Sex Tourism said to newspaper AD.
The number of child pornography reports in the Netherlands is increasing enormously, AD reports based on the police's National Trend Report that will be published this week. The police expect to receive around 20 thousand child porn reports with a Dutch link this year, compared to 12 thousand last year. The report speaks of a "threat to Dutch society", according to the newspaper.
The Public Prosecutor ordered the arrest of 22-year-old Adam V.B. on Tuesday in order to make certain that he attends his trial in the court of Zwolle on Wednesday. V.B. is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on a train and the possession of child pornography. The Spanish man escaped trial twice before by not appearing in the courtroom, AD reports.
Hans V., former principal of Amsterdam school 4e Gymnasium, is in court on Friday facing charges of possession of large amounts of child pornography. According to the Public Prosecutor, V. photoshopped footage of his students onto existing pornography, thereby creating new material. The footage of his students he got by secretly making recordings in the school corridors and classrooms, Het Parool reports.
The Old Catholic Bishop of Haarlem Dirk-Jan Schoon suspended another priest on child sex abuse charges. This priest has been retired for 13 years, but is still involved in celebrations in the Amsterdam parish and was used in emergencies, NOS reports.
Dutch pastor Nico S. was arrested in Cambodia on Tuesday for paying underage boys to let him take nude photos of them. The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands announced at a press conference previous knowledge of the suspect's sexual desire for young boys, something the church said S. discussed with the former bishop during his priesthood training 18 years ago.
A 53-year-old Dutch man was arrested in Siem Reap, Cambodia on Tuesday for paying at least 19 underage boys for nude photos. Over 1,300 photos of naked boys were found on the man's camera, NU.nl reports
All the victims are under the age of 15 years. The Cambodian police spoke with the 19 known victims and determined that the man paid them a few dollars to undress so that he could take photos. The police believe that there may be more victims.
A 51-year-old teacher from school group Groene Welle in Zwolle was dismissed after child pornography was found in his possession. The judiciary launched a criminal investigation against him, De Stentor reports.
The man was arrested and interrogated by the police in early March. His computers and data carriers were seized and pornographic pictures and videos of children were found, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to the newspaper. "We suspect him of being in the possession of child pornography."
The Netherlands saw a massive increase in child pornography reports last year. A total of 100,478 photos, videos or websites were reported to the Child Pornography Hotline, an increase of nearly 60 percent compared to 2015. The hotline can't keep up and warns of an "unsustainable and irresponsible situation", hotline director Arda Gerkens said to RTL Nieuws.
In 69 percent of the reported cases, hotline employees found illegal material. Almost all of it was on Dutch servers.
If child pornography is found on your computer in the Netherlands, you can expect a police officer showing up at your door to personally deliver a warning letter and to discuss the possible consequences with you, the Gelderlander reports.
This method was introduced in early 2015. So far officers from the Combating Child Pornography and Child Sex Tourism Team visited about 400 people at home.
Parents previously warned a daycare center in Bussum that something was off about an employee, who was recently arrested for the possession of child pornography, the association for parents in daycare BOinK told regional broadcaster NH Nieuws.
An employee at a day care center in Bussum was arrested after the police found child pornography at his home. He was also dismissed from the SKBNM daycare, where he's worked as a teaching assistant for 15 years. The police stress that the child pornography was not made at the day care center, NOS reports.
The social media profiles used to extort 34 underage girls, including Canadian teen Amanda Todd, and five adult men can not be linked to prime suspect Aydin C., his lawyers Robert Malewicz and Chana Crijsen said in the court in Amsterdam on Monday, ANP reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 10 years and 8 months against Aydin C. in court on Thursday. C. is suspected of convincing dozens of underage girls to undress in front of their webcam and then blackmailing them with the footage. The Prosecutor went for the maximum sentence demand possible, NOS reports.
Canadian woman Carol Todd is in the Netherlands and attending the trial of Aydin C. from Tilburg. The Dutchman is believed to be responsible for extorting and torturing Carol's daughter Amanda Todd with nude photos of herself until the 15-year-old girl committed suicide in 2012 shortly after posting a video on YouTube in which she tells her story.
Three teenage boys will be prosecuted for their involvement in a sexting case involving dozens of sexually explicit photos of underage girls attending Tilburg schools being spread on social media without the girls' consent. The suspects are a 16-year-old boy from Tilburg, a 17-year-old from Waalwijk and a 17-year-old living in Belgium, AD reports.
"I want that sick madman to be punished. He should be locked up until he is cured", one of the victims of suspected webcam pedophile Aydin C. said in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. The Tilburg man is suspected of blackmailing dozens of underage girls after convincing them to strip for him in front of their webcams. C. remained silent in court on Thursday, AD reports.
The Dutch authorities are still struggling to break into an encrypted hard drive belonging to suspected webcam pedophile Aydin C. The Tilburg man is on trial for blackmailing dozens of underage girls after he convinced them to strip in front of their webcams, NOS reports.
The Public Prosecutor believes that much evidence can be found on the hard drive, if only they could break into it. The authorities have been trying to do so for three years. C. denies that the hard drive belongs to him, he says it's a friend's.
Suspected pedophile Aydin C. from Tilburg claims that he is innocent, he said in the court in Amsterdam on Wednesday. He is accused of convincing dozens of underage girls from various countries to undress in front of a webcam and then blackmailing between 2008 and 2014. He would say nothing further. "I'll wait to have the last word", C. said, according to newspaper AD.
Three members of the Hague rap group Strictly Family Business (SFB) were arrested in Suriname. They are accused of making a video of themselves having sex with an underage girl and then spreading the video, RTL Nieuws reports. The video was made a year ago, according to the broadcaster.
The three rappers were arrested in a hotel, where they were staying for performances in Suriname.
SFB was launched in 2013, according to RTL. THe four member group work under hip-hop label Topnotch. The group's managers could not be reached for a comment on the arrests.
The court in Dordrecht sentenced 43-year-old Danny D. to 3 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls and convincing 15 other girls to undress and perform sexual acts in front of a webcam, the Telegraaf reports.
Two weeks ago the Public Prosecutor demanded 7 years in prison against the man from Koudekerk aan den Rijn. D. was acquitted of rape, but found guilty of sexual abuse.
The number of reports about child pornography in the Netherlands skyrocketed over the past two years. In 2014 the police received 2 thousand tips about child pornography. So far this year, over 13 thousand tips were received
A Gelderland police officer was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a then 12-year-old boy and for making and possessing child pornography. The 49-year-old man's 41-year-old partner received the same sentence, but with one year conditionally suspended
A 43-year-old man from Amstelveen is suspected of sexually abusing Filipino children through webcam sex, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday