The Netherlands is too slow in acting against domestic violence, according to mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague. "Nationwide there are 50 deaths per year due to domestic violence. In every classroom in the Netherlands there is at least one child that has to deal with child abuse or relational violence between parents", she said to the Volkskrant.
The neighbors of an 80-year-old man from Leersum may claim a 300 thousand euro fine from him in a long running conflict between the neighbor, the court of Midden-Nederland ruled on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the court, the neighbors have a legitimate claim on the house of the elderly man, with whom they've been living in discord for 15 years. The man trespassed on the neighbor's property twice this year.
Armin A. is back in custody only 6 months after being released on parole. He has to appear in court on Friday to explain why he violated a restraining order and sabotaged his ankle monitor
A 45 year old man from Duiven was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 12 of which conditionally suspended, on Friday for having a sexual relationship wit ha 12 year old girl for two years. He is also not allowed to have contact with the girl and has to continue his psychiatric treatmen
The court in Utrecht sentenced Dirk M., the man who attempted to extort the De Mol family for more than a year, to 441 days in prison, of which 300 days are suspended. He will therefore not have to spend any more time in prison as the 141 days left in his sentence is equal to the time he spent in custody.
The man suspected of extorting television producer John de Mol and his sister, presenter Linda de Mol, has been released from jail, reports NOS. Dirk Klaas M., a 70-year old man from Zeist, suffers from a severe form of dementia, and doctors believe his health would further deteriorate if he stayed in his cell any longer.