Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 11:43
Nijmegen student peeping tom gets six years for rape conviction
Kas van R., better known as the Nijmegen peeping tom, was sentenced to six years in prison by the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. He stood trial for molesting, assaulting, threatening and raping seven young women between 2012 and 2014, Dutch newspaper AD reports. The Pubic Prosecutor demanded seven years in prison. Van R. stood accused of sexually assaulting five girls, often with brute force and by threatening them with a firearm. He manipulated a just 16 year old girl into having sex with him and held a seventh victim hostage for a short time. In court Van R. denied raping the five women. He admitted to knowing only two of the victims and performing sexual acts with them, but "on a friendly basis". The Public Prosecutor called Van R. a "calculating" man who enjoys having women under his power. Van R. was examined by the Pieter Baan Center. As he refused to cooperate, no psychiatric problems could be diagnosed in him and thus the Public Prosecutor could not demand mandatory treatment as part of his sentence. The clinic did state that Van R.'s main goal is to humiliate and that there is a great risk of recurrence.