Police investigate sexual abuse at Limburg home for disabled teens, young adults: report

The police launched an investigation into possible sexual abuse at care foundation Dichterbij. There are suspicions that two groups of disabled children and young adults were seriously abused, neglected and sexually molested for months, the Telegraaf reports.

The parents of the victims reported the abuse to the police. The police confirmed to the newspaper that multiple declarations were filed and that an investigation was launched. The foundation also confirmed the investigation. According to the newspaper, boys and girls, most of whom cannot speak or communicate in a different way, were abused by hired staff last year. 

The Dichterbij foundation provides care for disabled people in Limburg, Brabant and Gelderland. This investigation is focused on a location in Gennep in Limburg, which cared for very vulnerable and disabled people between the ages of 14 and 25. The location has now been closed, according to the newspaper. 

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