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No parole for Marc Dutroux after damning psychiatric report

An activist wears a t-shirt protesting the possible release on parole of child murderer Marc Dutroux. Public opposition to his release remains strong in Belgium (BELGA PHOTO)
10:49 26/10/2020

The lawyer of convicted paedophile and child murderer Marc Dutroux, Bruno Dayez, has revealed that his client will not be pursuing parole based on a psychiatric report which states Dutroux still represents too great a danger to society.

According to a 90-page report compiled by three psychiatric experts who had been tasked with assessing the inmate’s mental health, Dutroux is a sadistic psychopath who has no remorse for his many victims. As a result, the report unequivocally states that the parole application process should be abandoned.

After 24 years in prison, Dutroux – Belgium’s most notorious sex offender – still poses a high risk of reoffending, according to the report. "Maximum risk, a certain degree of perversion, a psychopathic profile, an asociality and a certain sadism," the report states.

Dutroux was sentenced to life imprisonment and 10 years at the government's disposal in 2004, for abducting and imprisoning six young girls - Julie, Mélissa, An, Eefje, Sabine and Laetitia - sexually abusing them and killing the first four.

Bruno Dayez said that he intends to continue working on Dutroux’s case, in order to obtain better conditions of detention for his client.

 

Written by Nick Amies

Comments

Frank Lee

I'm opposed to the death penalty only if the state can guarantee the worst offenders will actually serve their life sentences until the end. Otherwise, bring back the guillotine. For Dutroux, I wouldn't use it to chop his head, but something else...

Oct 27, 2020 10:28
danbruylandt

Why waste money, time and energy on scum like Dutroux?!

Oct 27, 2020 20:15
CC_R

It’s terrible what he did he deserve a long miserable life in the worst prison in Belgium at risk from other prisoners who I believe also know child killers and pedophiles are the worst sort of people and revile them. Who on earth would ever think a man like him deserves freedom ever?

Oct 31, 2020 14:25