Holland's Got Talent finalist gets 4 years for child sex abuse

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The court in Alkmaar sentenced 26-year-old Lars de R. from Krommenie to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing 10 underage boys in Netherlands, India and Croatia, NOS reports.

De R. became famous when he reached the finals of talent show Holland's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2009. The court found him guilty of having sex with ten boys multiple times over the course of eight years. The youngest victim was 4-years-old at the time.

The man traveled to India multiple times where he had paid sex with four boys. In the Netherlands he sexually abused boys while giving them guitar lessons and as an activity supervisor at an Amsterdam playground. 

The Public Prosecutor had demanded 6 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment against him.

The Belgian authorities are also investigating De R. In that country he is suspected of creating and distributing footage of child sex abuse.