After-school worker suspected of child sex abuse attempts suicide in cell
A 27-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing at least two girls at childcare institution Patrou in De Bilt, tried to commit suicide in custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. Bart C. is now in the hospital, NOS reports.
The Prosecutor did not say how he tried to kill himself. The investigation against him continues.
Bart C. was arrested last week after two girls from the same family told their parents that he made them commit sexual acts with him. He confessed to doing so. This happened at the Patrou establishment in Weltevreden in De Bilt, where C. worked as a pedagogical assistant in the after-school department for five years.
More parents with girls attending the same establishment pressed charges agaisnt C. after being informed of his arrest. How many is unclear, but a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said it was less than five.