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.
A Dutch woman was found dead in a hotel room in the T Nagar area of Chennai, India on Thursday. The young woman, identified as 24-year-old Linda Irene Heijker based on passport records, was found under mysterious circumstances, India Today reports.
The Dutch woman checked in to the hotel on Monday, introducing herself as a journalist, and told hotel staff she would be checking out on Thursday morning, according to the newspaper. When she hadn't checked out of her room by 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, hotel workers opened her room with a duplicate key and found her dead.
Insiya Hemani, the now 4-year-old girl who was allegedly taken from her Amsterdam home by people hired by her father, will stay in India with her father, his legal team said. The team made the statement based on their interpretation of an Indian court’s ruling on appeal, though that ruling was not yet published by the court. Insiya's mother contested the claim saying no such ruling was made, calling the statement from the father's side "fake news."
Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the abduction of Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani on a "high level" in India on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Prime Minister said. On Thursday Rutte met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, ANP reorts.
Rutte would make no further comments about the case. "That is not in the interest of finding a solution", his spokesperson said to the news wire.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss the fate of kidnapped Amsterdam girl Insiya at 'high level' during his visit to India. The Dutch Prime Minister is leaving for a working visit to India on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.
The last two suspects in the abduction of Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani who were still in custody, can await their trial in freedom, the court in Amsterdam ruled. Both suspects, Robert B. and Daniel C., are American and can await their trial in the United States, RTL Nieuws reports.
Kidnapped Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani will not return to the Netherlands this week. Her father Shehzad Hemani appealed against a previous ruling that the 4-year-old girl must be returned to her mother in the Netherlands, and the ruling in this appeal case has been delayed. The Indian authorities are awaiting the ruling before deciding what to do with Insiya, AD reports.
Shehzad Hemani, the father of kidnapped 4-year-old Insiya, again managed to block the girl's return from India to the Netherlands. He filed charges against mother Nadia Rashid, resulting in an arrest warrant being issued against her in India - so if she goes to the country to reunite with her daughter, she will be arrested, the Telegraaf reports.
Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from her grandmother's Amsterdam home by her father in September 2016, turns four years old today. To celebrate her mother Nadia Rashid made a birthday video with magazine Vrouw and posted an emotional message on Facebook.
Interpol withdrew an international arrest warrant against Shehzad Hemani, who had his daughter Insiya kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016. The Public Prosecutor does not accept this and will keep trying to have Hemani arrested, NOS reports.
Dutch courts do not have the necessary authority to bring kidnapped girl Insiya Hemani back from India, where she currently is with her father, the court in The Hague ruled on Friday, NOS reports.
Shehzad Hemani, the man accused of organizing that his daughter Insiya be kidnapped from her grandmother's home in Amsterdam in 2016 and took her to India, will absolutely not cooperate with a court order to return the now 3-year-old girl to her mother in the Netherlands, he said in a telephonic interview with newspaper AD. According to him, the order from an Indian court does not exist and is "fake news".
Nadia Rashid, the mother of now 3-year-old Insiya Hemani who was kidnapped from Amsterdam in September last year, is still fighting to get her daughter back from India, where she is believed to be with her father.
In an effort to keep her and her daughter's plight under public attention, Nadia shared a few of her "most precious memories" of Insiya on Facebook.
Lawyer Nancy Dekens accused the investigating judge of passivity in the case surrounding kidnapped Amsterdam toddler Insiya Hemani. According to the lawyer, up until now the judge has put in very little effort to question three of the suspects in the kidnapping who are abroad.
The authorities believe that 2009 Holland's Got Talent runner-up Lars de R. sexually abused children at a playground in Amsterdam-Oost. The police launched an investigation into an incident involving De R. and a child at Jeugdland, where the suspect regularly gave workshops between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2017, the municipality of Amsterdam said in a statement on the playground's website.
Lars de R., the now 25 years old guitarist who reached the finals in the talent show Holland's Got Talent in 2009, is accused of child sex abuse. He is suspected of abusing five children in the Netherlands and six in India, was revealed in a hearing in the Court of Alkmaar on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.
At least three Dutch companies sold granite that came from quarries in India using child laborers or debt slaves, according to a study by Dutch groups Landelijke India Werkgroep, Stop Kinderarbed and Kerk in Actie, newspaper Trouw reported on Thursday.
The study focused on South Indian states. The researchers investigated the working conditions in 22 quarries and at six locations where granite is processed. In seven quarries they found child labor and in nine debt slavery - where someone is forced to work unpaid to settle debt.
A 33-year-old Dutch man was arrested in India for selling synthetic drugs from the Netherlands in the city of Hyderabad, in southern India, NOS reports.
Indian media reports that the Dutch man is an IT specialist from Rotterdam. According to the broadcaster, he is suspected of being involved in a courier service that provides drugs to a website used by locals to order drugs. He flew from the Netherlands to India four times, often staying in Hyderabad.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a working visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday. To welcome him, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tweeted a message to him in Hindi. While the gesture was appreciated, Rutte's message mostly left internet users confused.
The problem was that the Dutch Prime Minister forgot to add spaces between the words.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a short work-visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday. He will spend half the day in The Hague, where he will meet members of the cabinet, the Dutch King and Queen and the Indian community in the Netherlands. The goal for this visit is to strengthen ties between the two countries, the Telegraaf reports.
The Ministry of Security and Justice wants an explanation from India on why the country will not extradite Shehzad Hemani, who kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter Insiya from Amsterdam last year. The Ministry will shortly send a letter to the Indian authorities, demanding an explanation, the Public Prosecutor said in a preparatory hearing in the court of Amsterdam on Friday, AD reports.
The number of cross-border child abductions in the Netherlands showed a significant increase in 2016. Last year a total of 251 children were reported kidnapped to the Dutch center of international child abductions IKO, 14 more than in 2015, the center announced according to RTL Nieuws.
Most of these abductions involved a parent taking a child abroad following a divorce or separation. Most of the abducted children were below the age of 6, the youngest one was two months old at the time of abduction. In 70 percent of the cases, the perpetrator is female.