A pedagogical assistant of childcare organization Patrou in De Bilt is suspected of sexually abusing two girls. The 27-year-old man from Utrecht is currently in custody, the Public Prosecutor confirmed on Wednesday. Parents are appalled. "We are very shocked", one father said to the Telegraaf. "You trust them with your children after all. In addition, I've never had a bad feeling at Patrou."
A 68-year-old man from Leeuwen in Limburg was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting minor girls, the Limburger reports. A police spokesperson confirmed to the newspaper that he was arrested on July 19th and is still in custody. The man was caught after someone pressed charges against hi.
How many girls were involved is not yet clear. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor told broadcaster NOS that the investigation into the extent and seriousness of the case is still ongoing. No further announcements will be made for the time being.
Children of Jehovah's Witnesses are easy targets for pedophiles, newspaper Trouw reports after speaking to victims, members and ex-members of the Jehovah's Witnesses. One victim called the Christian society a "paradise for pedophiles".
The victims Trouw spoke to were abused in the 80s and 90s. But according to the victims and others involved, abuse is still happening. The Netherlands counts about 30 thousand Jehovah's Witnesses.
The Cambodian authorities arrested a 42-year-old Dutch man this week on suspicion that he repeatedly sexually abused a 6-year-old girl, relief organization Terre des Hommes announced. The man was caught based on a tip received by APLE, a local partner of the relief organization, AD reports.
Henk K., a father of 19 kids from Bunschoten, denies all charges of abuse against him. According to him, his "unscrupulous, lying and labile" children made up the abuse claims to get back at him for charging them with theft from their parental home, the 58-year-old man said in a pro-forma hearing in the court of Utrecht on Monday, according to AD reporter Marco Willemse tweeting from the courtroom.
The Old Catholic Bishop of Haarlem Dirk-Jan Schoon suspended another priest on child sex abuse charges. This priest has been retired for 13 years, but is still involved in celebrations in the Amsterdam parish and was used in emergencies, NOS reports.
The Netherlands can extradite Aydin C. to Canada to stand trial for his role in the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The 15-year-old girl committed suicide in 2012 after being extorted for years by someone who convinced her to undress in front of a webcam for him. C. is the alleged perpetrator suspect in the case.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced Aydin C. to 10 years and 8 months in prison on Thursday. He was found guilty of sexually abusing 34 underage girls, who he convinced to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. He then extorted them into making more sexually explicit footage for him. His most famous victim, Canadian teen Amanda Todd, did not form part of this case, NOS reports.
Although two pastors at the Reformed Church in Amersfoort Oost kept sexual abuse by a church member in 1986 quiet, there was definitely not a cover up, the church concluded in an investigation. The investigation revealed that the then pastor and his successor were only aware of two cases of sexual abuse of young boys by church member Piet Hein W. from Hoevelaken, AD reports.
The social media profiles used to extort 34 underage girls, including Canadian teen Amanda Todd, and five adult men can not be linked to prime suspect Aydin C., his lawyers Robert Malewicz and Chana Crijsen said in the court in Amsterdam on Monday, ANP reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 10 years and 8 months against Aydin C. in court on Thursday. C. is suspected of convincing dozens of underage girls to undress in front of their webcam and then blackmailing them with the footage. The Prosecutor went for the maximum sentence demand possible, NOS reports.
Canadian woman Carol Todd is in the Netherlands and attending the trial of Aydin C. from Tilburg. The Dutchman is believed to be responsible for extorting and torturing Carol's daughter Amanda Todd with nude photos of herself until the 15-year-old girl committed suicide in 2012 shortly after posting a video on YouTube in which she tells her story.
"I want that sick madman to be punished. He should be locked up until he is cured", one of the victims of suspected webcam pedophile Aydin C. said in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. The Tilburg man is suspected of blackmailing dozens of underage girls after convincing them to strip for him in front of their webcams. C. remained silent in court on Thursday, AD reports.
The Dutch authorities are still struggling to break into an encrypted hard drive belonging to suspected webcam pedophile Aydin C. The Tilburg man is on trial for blackmailing dozens of underage girls after he convinced them to strip in front of their webcams, NOS reports.
The Public Prosecutor believes that much evidence can be found on the hard drive, if only they could break into it. The authorities have been trying to do so for three years. C. denies that the hard drive belongs to him, he says it's a friend's.
Henk K., father of 19 children, is suspected of attempted manslaughter on one of his sons, sexually assaulting at least one daughter and abusing his children. This abuse included tying a son to a table and threatening him with a chainsaw, locking his kids in a closet for days and sexual fornication with an 11-year-old daughter, RTL Nieuws reports.
Watch Nederland, an organization aimed at fighting sexual exploitation, launched a nationwide hotline on Monday where pimps can be reported. The hotline is available 24/7 and is intended for victims, parents of victims, bystanders and professionals, Het Parool reports.
The hotline can be contacted by phone or email. It provides advice, references to the relevant aid organizations and support in finding children who fell into the hands of pimps.
A massive 43 percent of adults convicted of sexually abusing a child get no prison sentence, according to a report by National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children Corinne Dettmeijer. She calls on courts and judges to be clearer in their sentencing.
Former Security and Justice official Joris Demmink will not be prosecuted for child sexual abuse, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday after more than two years of investigating allegations of child rape from Turkey
The investigation into allegations that former former Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice Joris Demmink raped to minors in Turkey is now closed. The investigating magistrate could not question any witnesses in Turkey as the Turkish officials for legal reasons ignored all the Netherlands requests to do so, the court in The Hague said on Wednesday
A British court sentenced Dutch volleyball champion Steven van de Velde to four years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. The 21-year-old volleyball player confessed to three counts of rape
Dutch kids' chat site Kinderchat.nl is part of a Belgian child sexual abuse case involving a 12 year old girl and a Dutch loverboy
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants to modernize the law to make it illegal to chat to kids about sex online or via apps like WhatsApp, he wrote to the Tweede Kamer on Monday. He wants to make tougher action against possible child sex offenders possible
The Amsterdam court has called on former Security and Justice officials Ivo Opstelten, Fred Teeven and Joris Demmink to testify in a child sex abuse case from the 80's and 90's. This case involves ex-prostitute Bart van Wells, who says that he was abused by Demmink when he was 15 years old
A group of around 20 underage Syrian girls are on their way to the main refugee reception facility in Ter Apel to join with the husbands of their arranged marriages, according to broadcaster RTV Noord. At the Tweede Kamer, the Lower House of Dutch Parliament, members of parliament are not happy about the report, which said two of the girls are aged 13 or 14, and a 15 year old in the group wants to join her 38-year-old husband.