Den Bosch court re-tries cases

26th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 November 2007, DEN BOSCH – The court in Den Bosch will hear the first court cases on Monday of those that have to be re-tried because the verdicts had been based on the opinion of an unqualified judge.

26 November 2007

DEN BOSCH – The court in Den Bosch will hear the first court cases on Monday of those that have to be re-tried because the verdicts had been based on the opinion of an unqualified judge.

The first case on Monday is the much talked about trial of a 46-year-old man from Bakel found guilty of sexually assaulting six foster children.

The man was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison and mandatory psychiatric treatment. The suspect had filed an appeal.

Re-trying the case in court is particularly painful for the victims, a spokesperson for the foster parent organisation involved said earlier. The suspect's lawyer believes the re-trial is good enough reason to reduce his client's penalty. The justice department does not follow this reasoning.

The court in Den Bosch will have to re-try a total of 10 cases in which the verdicts had been pronounced by a judge who had not yet been sworn in. Three will start on Monday, the remaining cases are due to start Wednesday next week.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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