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Marc DUTROUX

Belgian Marc DUTROUX

Belgian criminal and child molester

Source :  Serge Alphonse Hubert HOLOFFE

Born: on November 06, 1956 in Ixelles, Belgium  (63 years)


Biography

Dutroux was convicted in 1989, for the abduction and rape of five young girls (with his then wife Michelle Martin), the youngest of whom was eleven years old.

In 2004 Dutroux was found guilty of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls in the period 1995 to 1996, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom died. His wife, Michelle Martin, was convicted as an accomplice. Dutroux was also convicted of having killed a suspected former accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. Dutroux was arrested in 1996 and has been in prison ever since, though he briefly escaped in April 1998.

Dutroux's widely publicised trial took place in 2004. A number of shortcomings in the Dutroux investigation caused widespread discontent in Belgium with the country's criminal justice system, and the ensuing scandal was one of the reasons for the reorganisation of Belgium's law enforcement agencies.

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See Also :

- Category Murderer, rapist