'Sex addict' mother acquitted of abusing son
11 May 2005, AMSTERDAM — A 45-year-old Dutch woman was acquitted in Middelburg Court on Wednesday of the sexual abuse of her son.
11 May 2005
AMSTERDAM — A 45-year-old Dutch woman was acquitted in Middelburg Court on Wednesday of the sexual abuse of her son.
The public prosecutor had demanded a four-year jail term, but the court ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict the woman.
The court also took into account that none of the woman's six other children heard or noticed the alleged abuse.
The offences allegedly took place between January 1991 and December 1994 when the boy was placed into foster care.
The mother, identified as L. H., of Middelburg, lived at that time in Oosterbeek. The boy was aged six when the abuse allegedly started.
According to the boy, he was sexually abused three times a week. If his mother thumped on the wall, he was to perform sexual acts with her and allow his mother to abuse him, he claimed.
The circumstances the family lived in were far from ideal, news agency 'nu.nl' reported.
The mother had various failed relationships, some of her children had different fathers, some children were placed under the supervision of child protection agencies and mutual sexual abuse was carried out by the fathers and children.
H. has also been described as "someone who has difficulty keeping her sexual urges under control" and a woman "with a sick, sexual morality".
She went on trial several years ago in Arnhem Court for the alleged sex abuse of one of her sons. She was also acquitted on that occasion.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news