sexual assault

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
May 8 '18 16:30

A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on a train between Tilburg and Breda on Monday evening. A 21-year-old man from Roosendaal was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The woman was on the train around 6:50 p.m. on Monday. The man started talking to her, and suddenly started groping at her, she said to the police.

The victim reported wat happened to the conductor. Security guards took the man off the train at the station on Gravinnen van Nassauboulevard in Breda, where the police arrested him.

The suspect is in custody for investigation.

Police guard in a detention center
Apr 12 '18 13:10

The police found a man wanted for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on a train between Coevorden and Emmen in February. It turns out the man was already in custody, AD reports.

Earlier this week the police released photos of the man, asking the public to help track him down. But he was already in custody in the center of the country. "We would never have released the images if we had known that", police spokesperson Paul Heidanus said to Dagblad van het Noorden.

Dutch police
Apr 11 '18 17:00

A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a train from Emmen to Coevorden on February 5th. The police released photos of the suspect in the hopes that information from the public can help track him down, AD reports.

The train departed from Emmen at 5:38 p.m. on Monday, February 5th. The girl was sitting in a compartment with several other people when a man came to sit next to her. He tried to kiss her and groped at her, also grabbing her crotch.

Heineken Experience, Amsterdam
Mar 26 '18 13:40

Many of the promotion girls Heineken uses in African countries to stimulate the sale of the Dutch beer, are faced with sexual harassment during their work, according to Olivier van Beemen, who investigated the situation these young women face and wrote a book about it.

In an article in NRC, Van Beemen writes that many Heineken promotion girls have to deal with sexual harassment or assault, have to go to bed with managers, and prostitute themselves to clients. Heineken has known about this problem for 15 years, but does little about it, he said.

Jesse Klaver
Mar 15 '18 07:32

A GroenLinks employee was fired for sexually assaulting a trainee. The employee tried to grope and kiss the trainee multiple times, GroenLinks announced after a court ruled that the dismissal was justified, ANP reports.

The party first gave the employee an official warning, ordered him to talk to a health a safety officer, go into therapy and apologize to the victim. Until all those requirements were met, he was not allowed to return to the faction. But shortly thereafter it was decided that this was not enough.

Lady Justice
Mar 6 '18 08:19

In 2012 the Jewish Cheider School in Amsterdam waited three months to report that teacher Ephraim S. is suspected of sexually assaulting students, and only did so under pressure from then Minister Marja van Bijsterveldt of Education, the Telegraaf reports based on internal documents from the school and conversations with former teachers.

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Feb 22 '18 09:53

At least six cases of sexual abuse with child victims were found at Plan International. No Dutch people were involved in the abuse, but the Netherlands branch of the children's charity is taking extra measures to prevent it from happening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Doctors Without Borders staff preparing to enter an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, August 2014
Feb 15 '18 09:15

Last year aid organization Doctors Without Borders handled 24 cases of employees being involved in sexual harassment or abuse, seven of which fell under the responsibility of the Dutch division of the charity. Twenty of these aid workers were dismissed, including five that fall under the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Football
Dec 12 '17 11:00

Sexual abuse is sports is a common and far reaching problem in the Netherlands, according to an investigation by a committee led by Klaas de Vries. Twelve percent of athletes experienced sexual transgressive behavior in their sports club as a child, Four percent faced sexual assault or rape, NOS reports.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Nov 24 '17 16:03

A 14-year-old boy was convicted and sentenced to one year in a youth detention facility for his role in the death of Romy Nieuwburg, a girl his age from Hoevelaken. The teen boy was also ordered to spend mandatory time in a psychiatric facility, which can be extended to a maximum of seven years.

The sentence is the harshest available for the conviction of a suspect under 16 years of age. It is equivalent to what the prosecutor in the case sought against the Lunteren boy.

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Nov 22 '17 11:20

The Noord-Holland police made multiple mistakes in the investigation into a sexual assault case in Hoorn, the Inspectorate for Security and Justice concluded after looking into the investigation. The victim tracked down the man who tried to rape her herself, NU.nl reports.

According to the inspectorate's report, sent to the chief of police on Wednesday, the police's communication with the victim was not proactive enough and unclear, and the police should have acted more quickly.

#metoo me too
Nov 16 '17 11:50

The number of sexual violence victims reporting to one of the Sexual Violence Centers in the Netherlands, skyrocketed as a result of the #metoo discussion about sexual harassment, Ineke Sybesma of the Victim Support Fund said to RTL Nieuws. "With an average of 250 reports in the first months of this year, the reports doubled to 550 in October, and November shows the same picture", she said to the broadcaster.

#metoo me too
Nov 9 '17 07:30

Roughly 75 percent of adult-aged men in the Netherlands say they have never engaged in any form of sexual misconduct, a new survey conducted by newspaper AD reveals. Over 300 men were questioned in the survey, conducted as six weeks of high profile reporting has detailed sexual abuse and harassment allegations against prominent international and Dutch figures.

About one of every seven countered said they could not be sure if they did or did not cross a boundary, answering, “I can not be the judge of that.”

Pieter an Vollenhoven
Nov 8 '17 13:40

Pieter an Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet, is facing criticism after posting a controversial tweet about the #metoo discussion on Tuesday night. He has since removed the tweet. The Victim Aid Fund, of which Van Vollenhoven is honorary chairman, called the tweet "absolutely awkward", RTL Nieuws reports.

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Nov 6 '17 10:30

An 18-year-old man from the Noord-Brabant town of Langenboom was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl from te same town, the police said in a statement. "What exactly happened, the police don't know yet. The sex crime department is investigating the case", the police said.

Several local residents told newspaper AD that the sexual assault happened at local football club SES Langenboom on Dennendijk. The girl was playing on the terrain of the club when the young man attacked her. 

Kevin Spacey
Nov 3 '17 09:52

Dutch bank ING decided to drop Kevin Spacey as a speaker at a BusinessBoost event later this month following multiple accusations of sexual assault against the American actor, the bank announced in a statement sent to NL Times on Friday.

Kevin Spacey
Nov 1 '17 19:00

With reporting by Janene Pieters.

Dutch bank ING is still undecided if actor Kevin Spacey will be dropped as a speaker at its BusinessBoost event later this month after at least four men accused the American actor of sexually assaulting, abusing, or harassing them over the course of his career. An ING spokesperson told NL Times at the beginning of the week they want clarity and more information about the situation before making a firm decision to drop Spacey or to keep him as the event's headliner.

Sep 26 '17 11:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 years in prison against Ron O. from Tilburg in court on Monday. The 47-year-old man is accused of raping 11 women and sexually assaulting a 12th while pretending to be a doctor, ANP reports.

O. performed physical examinations, including internal vaginal and anal examinations, on his victims. They thought that he was qualified to do so, and only afterwards discovered that he was not really a doctor. 

Lady Justice
Sep 21 '17 14:10

The military department of the court in Arnhem is handling a case on Thursday involving a female soldier being sexually assaulted by a male soldiers, as two of their colleagues filmed the incident. The assault happened at the Luitenant-generaal Best barracks in Vredepeel in October last year, the Telegraaf reports.

The two soldiers ended up in the same room after a night out. The young woman could not get into her own accommodations and asked her male colleague if she could spend the night in his room, according to the newspaper.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Aug 18 '17 15:50

The 14-year-old boy suspected of killing and sexually abusing 14-year-old Romy Nieuwburg from Hoevelaken is still in custody and will remain there until his trial starts, the court decided on Friday. The substantive hearings will start in the court in Utrecht on November 10th, ANP reports.

Lady Justice
Jul 6 '17 11:20

The court on Curacao sentenced pastor Orlando B. to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting three teenage girls and four young women. The court also banned him from working as pastor for 14 years, NOS reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison and a professional ban of 20 years against the man. He was charged with sexually assaulting a total of 10 women and girls. In three cases he was acquitted.

Lady Justice
Jun 15 '17 13:15

A 54-year-old pastor from the Rains of Blessing church on Curacao is standing trial for raping 10 girls. His youngest victim was 11 years old. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison against him, and that he be banned from leading any church for 20 years, NOS reports.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 8 '17 13:55

The 14-year-old boy suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 14-year-old Romy Nieuwburg on Friday last week, made a statement to the judiciary in which he confessed to both charges, the Public Prosecutor said on Twitter. He was remanded into custody for two weeks, the magistrate ruled on Thursday. According to the magistrate, there is currently sufficient suspicion to keep him in custody.

Candle
Jun 8 '17 08:30

The J.H. Donner School in De Glind is stunned that 14-year-old student Romy Nieuwburg knew the boy suspected of killing her from school. "Again one of us then", school director Jan Hofman said in a statement on the school's Facebook page. 

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