The directors of Dutch oil and gas giant NAM may face up to 15 years in prison should the company end up being prosecuted for earthquake damage to houses in Groningen, according to well-known Dutch lawyer Gerard Spong.
Samuel T., suspected of raping a 17-year-old-girl in Kampen last year, confessed to the rape, but denies trying to kill her. "I have no words to explain how I feel. I have completely ruined her future", the 33-year-old suspect said in court on Thursday, De Stentor reports.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced Aydin C. to 10 years and 8 months in prison on Thursday. He was found guilty of sexually abusing 34 underage girls, who he convinced to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. He then extorted them into making more sexually explicit footage for him. His most famous victim, Canadian teen Amanda Todd, did not form part of this case, NOS reports.
A 36-year-old man was found guilty of drugging then robbing five men while going out on dates with them in Amsterdam. Fanir M. was sentenced to 30 months in prison by the Amsterdam court, Het Parool reports.
According to the Public Prosecutor, M. made dates with men throughout Amsterdam using the gay chat app Bullchat - a service focused on sexual contact. This happened in October and November last year.
The Public Prosecutor filed an appeal in the case surrounding the rape and murder of Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. Earlier this month suspect Jos de G. was found guilty of raping the 15-year-old girl and sentenced to 5 years in prison. But the court acquitted him of killing the Eindoven teen.
The Amsterdam court sentenced the members of an Utrecht "assassination squad" to up to eight years in prison on Monday. The sentence is much lower than the up to 17 years the Public Prosecutor demanded in September.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 years in prison against Jos de G. in court on Wednesday for the rape and killing of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. De G. faces charges of rape and manslaughter.
Erik Derijks from Heesch and his wife are pleased about the arrest of the Polish man who hit their 2-year-old daughter and her grandparents with his car in Meijel, Limburg in 2013. "We are pleased that he will serve his sentence", he said to Omroep Brabant. "Now there's a line under the legal part. That is important for closure."
A Polish fugitive was arrested in England and extradited to the Netherlands on Tuesday to serve a still outstanding prison sentence for a traffic accident that killed a couple and their grandchild in Meijel, Limburg, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday evening.
On Friday the court in The Hague sentenced four Dutch men to six years in prison for traveling to Syria to join a terrorist organization. All four were not present to hear their sentencing as they are currently in Syria or Iraq. One is believed to be dead
A 44-year-old man from Kampen was sentenced to 30 days in prison, half of which conditionally suspended, for insulting King Willem-Alexander. The court found the man guilty of deliberately insulting the head of state
Five men from Geldermalsen and surroundings are appearing in the court in Arnhem on Monday to account for their role in anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December last year. They are being charged with disruption of the democratic order, a law that is hardly ever used in the Netherlands, according to both NOS and NRC.
The court in Breda sentenced Wim S. to 18 years in prison for the murder of his partner Heidy Goedhart in Kaatsheuvel in 2010. The sentence is equal to what the prosecutor demanded
The Public Prosecutor demanded four years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against Yasmine M. - the mother of three dead babies found in Alkmaar and Heerhugowaard in 2014 and 2015. The prosecutor believes the 31 year old woman is responsible for the death of one of the babies and hiding the bodies of all three. M. claims she's innocent, according to AD journalist Victor Schildkamp, tweeting from within the courtroom.
The stunt driver involved in a monster truck crash that left three people dead and injured many others was sentenced to 15 months in jail at a court hearing on Friday. The court ruled that Mario D., an experienced stunt driver, was responsible in the accident, which saw the truck careen out of control and crash into a gathered crowd in Haaksbergen, Overijssel.
Milco G. was sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing a houseboat explosion in Wormer last year. A 53 year old man was killed and a woman was seriously injured.
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice is working on a legislative proposal that will cap a life-long prison sentence at 25 years
The UN war crimes tribunal ICTY is releasing French journalist Florence Hartmann from custody. Hartmann was arrested in The Hague on Thursday while waiting for the verdict against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.
The Belgian prosecutor demanded 19 years in prison against Benaouf A. for his role in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Najeb Bouhbouh. This is the appeal in this case. In 2014 A. was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A British court sentenced Dutch volleyball champion Steven van de Velde to four years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. The 21-year-old volleyball player confessed to three counts of rape
A Dutchman arrested in Cambodia on Friday based on a conviction on child sexual abuse and child pornography, was deported to Belgium on Thursday morning. He is now in custody and will serve the prison sentence the Belgian court imposed on him
On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded four months in prison against infamous criminal Willem Holleeder for threatening crime journalist Peter R. de Vries in April 2013. As this happened during his probation, the Prosecutor also demanded that Holleerder's conditional release be revoked for the period of one year
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 8 years against Anoud H., the captain of a speedboat that killed two people when it crashed into another boat on the Vinkeveense Plassen in August 2014. The Prosecutor also wants his boating license to be suspended for 5 years
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 18 months against Mario D., the man who drove his monster truck into his audience in Haaksbergen in 2014, killing three people. The Prosecutor also wants D. banned from driving a monster truck for the next 10 years