Crime

Patricia Paay
Feb 22 '18 17:20

The Public Prosecutor will prosecute website Geenstijl for publishing a sex tape of Dutch celebrity Patricia Paay last year, the Telegraaf reports.

Telegraaf Media Group, parent company for both Geenstijl and the Telegraaf, refused to comment on the case. Geenstijl also reports the prosecution on its website. No announcement was made on the Public Prosecutor's site. 

The video in question was posted on Geenstijl in February last year. It was removed a short time later, at the instruction of Paay's lawyer Johan Langelaar. 

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Feb 22 '18 13:20

Former anti-radicalization official in Amsterdam Saadia Ait-Taleb will be prosecuted for forgery with invoices. She is suspected of messing with payments to a vlogger with whom she also had a personal relationship. He too will be prosecuted, NOS reports.

The forgery with invoices involved an amount of around 300 thousand euros. There were unspecified invoices, double payments and other irregularities, according to the broadcaster.

Bitcoin
Feb 22 '18 12:00

The Public Prosecutor demanded 5 years in prison against a 38-year-old British man accused of laundering around 11.5 million euros in bitcoins between 2014 and 2016. The money likely came from the illegal trade in drugs and other prohibited goods on darkweb markets, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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Feb 22 '18 11:20

A 19-year-old Palestinian man is demanding 11 thousand euros in damages from a Dutch company that delivers dogs to the Israeli army. One of these dogs bit him three years ago and left him seriously injured and permanently traumatized, he says. The company, Four Winds K9 in Noord-Brabant, denies liability, AD reports.

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Feb 22 '18 10:40

Family members of Yassine Majiti, who was last year, apologized for starting a on Wednesday, lawyer Peter Schouten said to Omroep Brabant.

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Feb 22 '18 09:53

At least six cases of sexual abuse with child victims were found at Plan International. No Dutch people were involved in the abuse, but the Netherlands branch of the children's charity is taking extra measures to prevent it from happening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sander Dekker
Feb 22 '18 09:28

In the coming years the Dutch government, judges and criminal lawyers will take more measures to protect victims of crime and give them more rights, Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection announced on Thursday - the European day of the victim. One such measure is to oblige suspects of violent- or sex crimes to attend their trial and listen to the victims should they choose to speak, NOS reports.

Feb 22 '18 07:45

Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit will be fired with immediate effect due to years of embezzlement. The top of the Amsterdam police will hand him his dismissal next week, NRC reports.

Smit was the highest police officer of the police unit in Amsterdam district Oost for around 20 years.

According to the newspaper, he regularly used police money to entertain family members, colleagues and friends. Investigation showed that he paid for, among other things, expensive meals and tickets to football matches with police funds. 

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Feb 21 '18 18:00

A trail revolving around a fatal shooting in Den Bosch last year, had to be briefly suspended on Wednesday after members of the victim's family attacked the suspect. The court in Den Bosch was temporarily on lock down while order was restored, AD reports.

MH17
Feb 21 '18 16:00

National Geographic show Air Crash Investigation will broadcast a documentary on the flight MH17 disaster on March 4th.

For the documentary, the makers of the show spoke with relatives of victims, and employees of the Dutch Safety Board, which handled part of the investigation into the crash, according to broadcaster NOS. The episode will show reconstructions of the flight and the investigation. The question of who is responsible for downing the Malaysia Airlines flight, will not be discussed.

Sex doll Fenna from MyTenga
Feb 21 '18 15:20

Fourteen lifelike and very expensive sex dolls that were stolen from exclusive sex shop Mytenga in Breda last year, were returned to the store on Tuesday. Owner Niels van der Voort is very happy to have them back, but they were quite damaged, he said to Omroep Brabant.

Feb 21 '18 11:20

A SWAT team arrested 22-year-old Rachid el M. in Amsterdam West on Wednesday morning. He is one of the main suspects in a in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.

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Feb 21 '18 10:40

On Tuesday morning the police officially arrested a Maastricht doctor on suspicion of involvement in the death of his 76-year-old mother-in-law, the police said in a statement.

Arrest
Feb 21 '18 09:55

A 30-year-old man from 's-Hertogenbosch was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of on February 12th. He is also suspected of assaulting a 4-year-old boy in 's-Hertogenbosch two days earlier, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Flyer for a protest against police brutality following the dath of Paul Selier in police custody, February 2018
Feb 21 '18 08:28

Paul Selier, a 39-year-old man who died after being arrested in Waddinxveen early this month, had cocaine in his blood. What influence the drug had on his death, is not yet clear, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service said to NU.nl.

Exactly how much cocaine Selier had in his system, and when he had taken the drugs, is . The cause of the Hague car dealer's death is also still unclear. 

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Feb 21 '18 08:09

Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan admitted to lying to the team investigating possible Russian interference in the United States presidential elections in 2016, led by American special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Mueller charged Van de Zwaan with lying to the FBI in the investigation, and he pled guilty on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports. 

Feb 21 '18 07:19

Multiple people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of 13 people were treated for smoke inhalation, 11 of which were taken to hospital, AD reports.

The building in question is assisted living location Roobrughof. It houses young people with psychological problems. 

The fire started in a meter cupboard on the third floor of the five story building. When fire fighters arrived, a container on the ground floor also turned out to be on fire.

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Feb 20 '18 17:40

The Supreme Court upheld a 16 years prison sentence against Utrecht serial rapist Gerard T. This is the third ruling and final ruling in this case. There is sufficient evidence to convict the 55-year-old man for violently raping four young women in Utrecht, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

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Feb 20 '18 17:00

The police arrested a 17-year-old girl from Ingen in Gelderland on suspicion of involvement in a violent home invasion and assault in Lienden last year.

On January 26th, 2017 two men and a woman forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on Hofstede in Lienden. One resident was attacked with pepper spray and badly beaten. The perpetrators left without stealing anything. 

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Feb 20 '18 15:40

Three men from Amsterdam were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of Ali Motamed in Almere in December 2015, the police announced in a statement.

Feb 20 '18 12:30

The Dutch police identified 93 suspects using facial recognition system Catch last year, tech site Tweakers reports.

Feb 20 '18 11:10

Several children in the Gelderland village of Kootwijkerbroek were confronted by a killer clown, who is sometimes naked, over the past days. A number of schools in the neighborhood warned parents not to let their children walk to school or home alone, according to Omroep Gelderland.

The police are aware of the clown, a spokesperson told Barneveldse Krant. "We are taking it seriously and will therefore also investigate it", the spokesperson said on Monday. "I can not yet say what the state of affairs is at the moment."

C&A
Feb 20 '18 08:59

Prisoners in China are used to make clothes for famous clothing brands like C&A and H&M, British former journalist and business researcher Peter Humphrey wrote in the Financial Times over the weekend. C&A launched an investigation to find out whether this is true, the company said to NOS.

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Feb 20 '18 07:55

The body of a woman was found in a home on Kraaijenbergstraat in Hattem on Monday evening. The police believe she was killed in a crime. A man was arrested in the home on suspicion of involvement in the woman's death, the Gelderland police said on Twitter.

No details were released about the identity of the victim or the suspect. The police also didn't say how the woman died, or whether she and the man knew each other.

The police closed down the home for forensic investigation. According to NOS, police officers also spoke to local residents. 

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