Boys aged 7 to 12 arrested for assault in Netherlands

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The boys stopped an 18-year-old woman and handled her indecently.

GOUDA – Five boys aged between seven and 12 have been arrested on suspicion of assault in Gouda.

Over the weekend, the five boys are alleged to have stopped an 18-year-old woman as she was cycling on a narrow bike path behind the football field and handled her indecently.

The woman eventually managed to break loose and called the police, who soon after rounded up all five attackers aged seven, eight, nine, 10 and 12.

This is the first time a boy of seven years old has been arrested for assault in the Netherlands.

The incident took place in the afternoon as hundreds of spectators were watching a football match between Ajax and Jodan Boys.

The boys, who have since been sent home, will not be prosecuted legally because of their age. The case is now in the hands of the juvenile court.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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