Wanted Dutchman captured in Brazil

27th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 June 2006, AMSTERDAM — Dutch prosecutors began preparing extradition papers on Tuesday after Brazilian police arrested a man wanted for a number of very serious sexual offences in the Netherlands.

27 June 2006

AMSTERDAM — Dutch prosecutors began preparing extradition papers on Tuesday after Brazilian police arrested a man wanted for a number of very serious sexual offences in the Netherlands.

Johan Stellingwerf, 25, was arrested in Curitiba, Brazil, broadcaster RTL reported on Tuesday.

The Dutch authorities took the unusual step of publicly naming Stellingwerf on crime-stoppers programme 'Opsporing Verzocht' in April in a bid to prevent further attacks.

The college graduate is suspected of sexually assaulting victims he encountered in bars and night clubs in Groningen and Amsterdam. He was registered with a modelling agency and was known to drive older models of cars which he traded in frequently.

Dutch police confirmed they found the last car he was know to be using in May but there was no sign of the suspect. His details were circulated across Europe and the rest of the world.

The prosecution service could not say on Tuesday how long it would take to being him back from Brazil to face trial.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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