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"Belgium continues to trivialize rape: out of 100 cases only one author has served prison sentence"




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Gilbert Dupon

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 07:46

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:52 pm

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For Daniele Zucker, a specialist in sexual violence, Julie's killer was not free for a long time.

The funeral of Julie Van Espen, the 23-year-old student who was raped and murdered two weeks ago while driving with friends in Antwerp, is taking place this Saturday in Schild. Only family, friends, and relatives will be able to attend the church ceremony, as the family has explicitly asked for no politician to be present, even if their condolences received in recent days are appreciated.

A specialist in the analysis of criminal behavior, Daniel Tuker has no doubt about this "the suspect would continue and make other victims",

Daniel Tukker, who has treated more than 1,000 rape victims, is Belgium's reference to the problem of sexual violence. For a study conducted at the request of the European Commission, Brussels examined the treatment of 100 rape cases by Belgian judiciary. The conclusions are instructive. "In the survey, half of the perpetrators remain unknown: of the remaining 50, 4 were convicted, 3 were convicted, 1 convicted of a real conviction, 100 rape cases, one prisoner."

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