22 March 2007
BRUSSELS – The juvenile court in Bruges has placed three brothers from Middelkerke in custody for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. The boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, raped the girl from their neighbourhood repeatedly over the course of a year.
The facts came to light when the mother of the victim suspected something notified the police. The authorities arrested the three boys and brought them before the juvenile court.
The boys are of Muslim background and when questioned said they would never have raped the girl had she been Muslim.
The eldest has been placed in the juvenile detention centre in Everburg. The two other brothers will remain in the juvenile facility in Ruiselede.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news