The court in Rotterdam sentenced 59-year-old Albert B. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering two prostitutes in the city in the 1990's. The court found it convincingly proven that B. was the person who committed these crimes, NU.nl reports.
The Amsterdam police may have stumbled across a serial killer in a missing person investigation. 44-year-old Sjonny W. from Amsterdam is suspected of gruesomely murdering two women, and involvement in the disappearance of a third, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday.
A transgender woman killed in a home in Arnhem on Friday worked as a prostitute and was almost certainly killed by the first customer she had in Arnhem, De Gelderlander reports based on its own research. According to the newspaper, the victim was stabbed to death.
A 58-year-old man from Schiedam arrested last month in connection with the murders of at least two prostitutes in Rotterdam over 25 years ago, denies having any involvement in their deaths, the Telegraaf reports.
The suspect's lawyer told the newspaper that his client claims to be innocent, but would say nothing further about the process of the police questionings. The Public Prosecutor also declined to comment.
With the arrest of a 58-year-old man from Rotterdam the police believe they made their first breakthrough in a cold case investigation into the murders of 85 prostitutes in the 80's and 90's. According to the police, the suspect can definitely be linked to two murders, and possibly to three others as well, AD reports.
The police arrested a 29-year-old man from Groningen on Tuesday on suspicion of aggravated assault on a prostitute in 2008. This investigation was recently reopened after a new development in the case, GIC reports.
On October 22nd, 2008 a 21-year-old prostitute was violently assualted by a client. The woman was beaten several times with an unknown object. She sustained a serious head wound and a shattered figner. After attacking her, the perpetrator ran off with the money she had earned that day.
An as yet unidentified man attacked an Amsterdam prostitute on Ruysdelkade during the early hours of July 4th. The assault is so severe that the police suspect him of attempted manslaughter. The police are appealing to the public for information about the man's identity and whereabouts.
The Amsterdam police arrested a man for assaulting several people in the Red Light District on Saturday.
Two violent incidents in Leeuwarden on Monday afternoon left one woman badly injured and another woman dead. One man, a 38-year-old former psychiatric patient, has turned himself into the police in connection with both incidents.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.
There should be a ban on pimps to reduce the exploitation of prostitutes, says the socially conservative political party ChristenUnie. Pimps regulate prostitution and take a part of the prostitutes' money, they claim. They are oftentimes not punishable by law and there should be a bill changing that, the party suggests.
A psychiatric prisoner from the Van Mesdag clinic in Groningen is suspected of kidnapping and raping a prostitute. The 45 year old man was on unsupervised leave at the time.
Police in Amsterdam arrested two men on suspicion of a string of muggings targeting elderly women, according to a police report. The 18-year-old was caught in connection with an attack on a 91-year-old woman using a walker in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on July 3, when police say the suspect ripped a necklace from the woman’s throat.
It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?