Last week Jelle Brandt Corstius told the world that he was raped while working for talk show Barend & Van Dorp in 2002. While his article in newspaper Trouw and his interview on De Wereld Draait Door named no names, the man he accused of rape is TV producer Gijs van Dam. Van Dam denies the accusations and is pressing charges of libel and slander against Brandt Corstius, him and his lawyer announced on Pauw on Monday.
On Thursday the court in Arnhem sentenced a 35 year old man to 182 days in prison, 180 of which conditionally suspended, for having oral and anal sex with a 13 year old boy in February last year. The judge found that the victim had played "an inviting role" in his abuse.
Eduard M., the so-called serial sex offender, has been sentenced to six years in prison by the court in Utrecht, Het Parool reports.
Throat cancer is currently more often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The number of throat cancer cases cause by HPV in the Netherlands has gone up sixfold in the last 20 years. Despite that dramatic increase, it does seem that this form of throat cancer is generally more easily treatable than other forms, the Volkskrant reports.