Couple get five years for child abuse
12 October 2007 , ANTWERP – The court in Antwerp has given a long sentence to Michaël D.R. and Melissa R for the abuse of their two children.
12 October 2007
ANTWERP – The court in Antwerp has given a long sentence to Michaël D.R. and Melissa R for the abuse of their two children.
D.R. was given a prison sentence of 5 years, of which three years are non-suspended, for the inhuman treatment of his two step-children. R. is facing three years, of which two years are non-suspended, behind bars blatant neglect. She must also attend a course in upbringing skills.
The details came to light on 24 November 2005 after a complaint by their baby-sitter.
She had found bruises and bite-marks on the body of the 2.5 year old boy. She also noticed injuries on that of the 11-month-old girl.
[Copyright: Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news