On Monday four Dutch police officers received the Australian award Foundation Day Honors for their help in tracking down and catching Australian pedophile Peter Scully. The four child pornography detectives were given the award on behalf of Australian Chief of Police Andrew Colvin for their "extraordinary dedication" in this investigation.
A police order to search the home of a man suspected in a sex crime case involving a minor, was found on the street by a reporter from Hart van Nederland in the Friesland village of Warten. The document contained the suspect's name and address details.
The document states that a home was to be searched elsewhere in Friesland based on Article 245 of the Criminal Code, which concerns sexual acts with a minor. It also states that the police intended to arrest the man and confiscate his cell phone.
The Tweede Kamer wants to know from the Minister of Justice and Security why the police are not acting against a Russian site on which pedophiles are massively sharing photos of children, including Dutch children. On Tuesday the Belgian police launched an investigation into the site, RTL Nieuws reports.
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 Dutch police are finding more and more photos and videos on pedophile networks that were made by the children themselves and posted to social media, Lesley Linder of the police team combating Child Pornography and Sex Tourism said to newspaper AD.
The police arrested four men on suspicion of "grooming" - preparing an underage child to have sex with you. The arrests were made based on videos a group of Apeldoorn teenagers posted on YouTube, in which they filmed the men arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, AD reports.
Suspected pedophile Aydin C. from Tilburg claims that he is innocent, he said in the court in Amsterdam on Wednesday. He is accused of convincing dozens of underage girls from various countries to undress in front of a webcam and then blackmailing between 2008 and 2014. He would say nothing further. "I'll wait to have the last word", C. said, according to newspaper AD.
Dutch pedophile Pieter C. was sentenced on appeal to 19 years in prison and 15 years of institutionalized psychiatric treatment by the court in Antwerp on Thursday. The sentence is the same as when the case was first tried, the Telegraaf reports.
The court in Dordrecht sentenced 43-year-old Danny D. to 3 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls and convincing 15 other girls to undress and perform sexual acts in front of a webcam, the Telegraaf reports.
Two weeks ago the Public Prosecutor demanded 7 years in prison against the man from Koudekerk aan den Rijn. D. was acquitted of rape, but found guilty of sexual abuse.
The court in Utrecht convicted Michel van L. from Vianen of sexually abusing children and making and distributing child pornography. He was sentenced to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment
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
The Antwerp court sentenced Dutch pedophile Pieter C. to 19 years in prison on Friday. The Belgian prosecutor demanded 16 years. The police found 700 gigabytes of child pornography on C.'s computer when he was arrested in Antwerp in 2012
Police in the Philippines arrested a Dutchman on charges of sexual abuse with two girls aged 10 and 14. Jouke "Jaap" M. was found naked with the "several children" at his home near Cagayan d'Or on the Filipino island of Mindanao, Dutch police reported, adding that his adult female partner was also taken into custody.
Turkey is refusing to cooperate in the investigation into suspicions of pedophile activities of former Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice Joris Demmink. It is believed that the 67 year old Demmink raped two minor boys in Turkey in the 90's.
Three suspects have been arrested in a case involving extortion, blackmail and pedophilia. A man from Helmond was lured to a house in Roermond with the promise of sex with two young girls, aged 13 and 14 years. Once there three other adults forced him to pay 40 thousand euros.
Amersfoort has paid 4 thousand euros in compensation to Sytze van der V. because mayor Lucas Bolsuis revealed his address last year. The court ruled that the city has to pay compensation in April and the municipality has now decided not to appeal against the ruling
Convicted pedophile Benno L. was recently released from the electronic ankle bracelet that monitored his location. The ankle bracelet was used to make sure that he was keeping to the location ban imposed on him in 11 municipalities.
The operation against child sexual exploitation has been successfully concluded by law enforcement authorities in Belgium, Australia and the Philippines. Eight children have been rescued, Europol reports.
A 75 year old child molester from Oosterhout was arrested on Saturday, De Telegraaf reports. The man was found with two boys at his house while he is forbidden to have any contact with children.
The man accused of secretly recording videos of hundreds of underage girls in locker rooms apologized for his actions in court Friday, but it was not enough for a judge to release him from detention. Luigi C. was arrested over the summer, accused of planting videocameras in field hockey locker rooms of clubs HGC in Wassenaar and HDM in the Hague.
A poster of a pedophile displayed in Den Helder this weekend has been met with irritation by the area residents where it is distributed. It features a convicted pedophile who has molested at least three girls, along with his name, vehicle, and home address.
The court in The Hague determined on Monday that pedophile Benno L. must keep wearing the ankle strap which reads out his location and movements.
Convicted pedophile Sytze van der V. wants to start proceedings on the merits of the case, and also wants compensation from mayor Bolsius from Amersfoort for revealing his place of residence.
In the sexual delinquency case against 49-year old Frank R. from Cuijk, the court has demanded a sentence of ten years, as well as involuntary commitment to psychiatric treatment against him, on Wednesday during the hearing in Assen.