Woman abducted, sexually assaulted in The Hague

Dutch police
A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA

The police are looking for witnesses to a serious sex crime that happened in the vicinity of Hertzorgstraat and Heemstraat between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. A 33-year-old woman was forced into a van, held captive and sexually assaulted.

At around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday the police received a report of a woman walking on Ostadestraat and asking bystanders for help. Officers found the woman on the street. She told them that she had been the victim of a sex crime committed by two men.

According to the victim, she was forced into a van on the corner of Hertzogstraat and Morgenzonlaan. The van drove for a while and stopped at an unknown location, where the woman was attacked. She managed to get away at this location. Officers found the distraught victim on Ostadestraat around 10 minutes later.

As the location of the sexual assault is unknown, and little is known of the perpetrators, the police are looking for witnesses who may have seen something. The victim is a slender woman with long, wavy black hair. She was wearing jeans, a T-shirt with a print and was barefoot.