Fmr. Dutch Olympic athlete suspected of grooming

Lady Justice (Picture: Twitter/@danvelton). (Lady Justice (Picture: Twitter/@danvelton))

Former Olympian Alan V. from Zoetermeer will stand trial next week for grooming - winning a child's trust in preparation for sexual assault. The 41-year-old man confessed to asking an underage girl for nude films, according to the Public Prosecutor, AD reports.

In 2015 V. approached a then 15-year-old girl under a false name, the Prosecutor said. He asked her to send him videos of herself performing sexual acts, in exchange for reward. "In exchange for your love, you get everything you want", he said to her in one message, according to the Prosecutor.

The man had several sexual conversations with the girl, convinced her to perform lewd actions, asked her to come live with him, and offered to buy her a vibrator. He was arrested when the girl's mother went to the police. 

A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to AD that V. confessed.