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She resisted her parents too, particularly her mother, who wanted badly to be confided in, to share her burden. "I just wasn't going to do it," she says. "There was no point. It had happened, it was over, end of story. Telling her about it would not have changed that, and it would only have made her feel 10 times worse."

Dutroux told police several self-serving stories, including that he was protecting girls from a sinister and powerful child sex ring organised by a Brussels businessman. She was later imprisoned in a cubbyhole behind a false wall in the cellar. It contained a mattress but little else.Eigentlich bin ich sehr vorsichtig damit ein Buch zu bewerten, in dem eine wahre Geschichte erzählt wurde. Ich möchte nicht über ein fremdes Leben werten, kann es letztendlich auch nicht, weil ich nicht in deren Schuhen gelaufen bin. The report, requested by Dutroux's lawyers, must be submitted by 11 May next year. Experts will determine whether Dutroux is likely to re-offend, and will examine the impact of his detention in solitary confinement over the past 23 years. "We hope that the experts will tell us about his psychological profile and whether he is really still dangerous, as people warned," his lawyer, Bruno Dayez, said. But there is another story: an appalling catalogue of legal and procedural errors, turf wars and incompetence by the police, politicians and judges - and, say some, irresponsible media. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/wife-of-suspect-as-belgian-abuse-case-widens-1.78213 53.https://www.irishtimes.com/news/belgians-horrified-as-details-emerge-of-kidnapped-girls-deaths-by-starvation-1.78043

Although he was a convicted paedophile on parole and a suspect in the disappearance of Julie and Melissa, police did not search Dutroux's house for five months after their abduction. When they did, they failed to find the girls after choosing not to investigate the cries they heard. Every day, she tries to wear him down with her questions and her demands. She has the presence of mind to keep a secret calendar and to discover his real name; she even copies out her homework from her satchel in an attempt to keep her mind occupied. But the one thing she doesn't realise is that Dutroux is lying to her: he convinces her that he is her only ally: her parents have failed to produce the ransom money demanded by the fictitious men he pretends are his bosses: 'I'd swallowed his story like chocolate buttons.' It is in the letters she writes to her parents (Dutroux promises to post them but he hoards them until they are found by the police) which are the most moving parts of the book. They express a raw emotion Sabine has since endeavoured to bury. Although she said she sometimes heard voices outside, she only ever saw Dutroux. He allegedly justified his acts by saying he was protecting her from a worse fate.On 28 May 1996, Sabine Dardenne was 12 years old: the age she is in the photograph she is photographed holding on the front cover of this book. On this day, Sabine was kidnapped by a notorious paedophile, a Belgian named Marc Dutroux. Sabine was taken from her bicycle as she was cycling to school, shoved into a van and then imprisoned in a small concrete cell where she was drugged, starved and raped until her rescue on 15 August 1996.

Now Dutroux has instructed his latest lawyer, Bruno Dayez, to write to the families of the girls he kidnapped and killed, paving the way for his release from prison in 2021. In October 1996, 350,000 people marched in Brussels to protest against police incompetence in the case. [5] The slow pace of the trial and disturbing revelations of more of Dutroux's victims created public outrage. We mentioned him briefly on Day 8 of the 12 Nightmares Before Christmas in 2021. Now listen as Jen and Cam discuss The Monster of Marcinelle: Marc Dutroux. Sabine Dardenne was bundled into a van while cycling to school in May 1996. Laetitia Delhez, then 14, was kidnapped on August 9. Dutroux told Sabine her parents were refusing to pay a ransom to free her.

Sabine Dardenne (left) and Laetitia Delhez at court to give evidence at the trial of their captor, Belgian child killer Marc Dutroux. In October 1996, the examining magistrate, Jean-Marc Connerotte, was dismissed from the case after he attended a fundraising event for the victims' families. Connerotte had been viewed as a national hero after he arrested Dutroux and liberated his final two victims and his dismissal aroused enormous public anger. It was in this period that Julie and Melissa died after Martin claimed she was too afraid to go to the dungeon to feed them as instructed. Dutroux buried their bodies in the garden of a house he owned in the village of Sars-la-Buissière.



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