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Arrest in old case no longer a suspect

3 May 2007

BRUSSELS – Hugo N. (48) is no longer being held as a suspect in the disappearance of Nathalie Geijsbregts 16 years ago. The authorities in Brussels have decided this in an appeal case.

He will remain in custody for the possession of child pornography.

N., a Rotselaar resident, appeared in court today. His lawyer, Jan Swennen, claims there is not enough evidence to keep his client in prison any longer for the kidnapping.

Child pornography was found on N.’s computer during a search of his home.

Hugo N. was arrested three weeks ago on suspicion of the kidnapping of Nathalie Geijsbregts (10 years old at the time of her disappearance in 1991) and possession of child pornography.

Authorities investigated N. after his former colleagues tipped off the Child Focus youth protection agency.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news