Five detainees, three of them minors, for an alleged gang rape of a minor who ended up committing suicide. The events took place in the Flemish city of Ghent (Belgium) in mid-May. A man is sentenced to 29 years in prison for raping and getting his daughter pregnant twice during the abuse.
Five men, three of whom were minors and the other two are 18 and 19 years old, have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in the Flemish city of Ghent ( Belgium ) . The minors, at the request of a juvenile judge, have been transferred to a federal facility located in Everberg.
Man sentenced to 29 years in prison for twice raping and getting his daughter pregnant during the abuse
On May 15, the minor was raped in a Ghent cemetery, where she had an appointment with one of the boys, but the other four also came. It was there that the rape occurred, while they were taking photos that they later posted on social media. Four days after this tragic event, the young Belgian committed suicide , according to the French-speaking media La Libre .
The Belgian Federal Police analyzed the images, and identified the five alleged assailants for rape , who are also accused of a crime against the honor of the young woman for the dissemination of photographs, which could constitute an attack against the integrity of the 14-year-old girl. years.
The youngest of the suspects, who is now in a Belgian juvenile center, is also 14 years old. The other two adults, 18 and 19 years old, will appear in Ghent this Friday.
The girl’s family has acknowledged to another flamenco medium that the recordings were the trigger for the sad outcome. “These images were the last straw for her … Her whole world fell apart,” they told Het Nieuwsblad.
For his part, Belgian Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne described this event as “horrible” and expressed his condolences to the family. “My thoughts are with the family and friends (of the victim). Several suspects have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing,” he said. He also made an “appeal to the victims of sexual assault: to report it,” and assured that “justice will do everything possible to arrest and punish those responsible.”
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