German teenagers admit sex abuse on Dutch holiday

22nd July 2010, Comments 1 comment


Three German teenagers have confessed to having sexually abused a number of younger children when they were on holiday together on the Dutch island of Ameland . The abusers and their victims, who are all minors, shared a dormitory at a holiday camp for two weeks in June and July.

Six children from Osnabrück, aged 13, told police they were dragged from their beds at night and sexually assaulted by the teenagers. They alerted supervisors of the holiday home, but these failed to act, they say.

Osnabrück police say that the three 14 and 15-year-olds who confessed may be followed by more. A German justice spokesman said up to 13 children are suspected. Interrogations are continuing.

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1 Comment To This Article

  • proteus posted:

    on 22nd July 2010, 17:34:46 - Reply

    Those supervisors who failed to act should be punished harshly. As a young parent I've already been unpleasantly surprised on a number of occasions by the care-free attitude of some child minders - who, directly or indirectly, are paid with our money. The supervisors were there to prevent or at least intervene in exactly this kind of situations. What were they doing, enjoying a nice paid holiday?