Dutch swimming instructor jailed for assaulting girls

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A court in the Dutch city of Den Bosch has sentenced a paedophile swimming teacher to seven years' jail for sexually assaulting his pupils. The man, Benno L. surname withheld specialised in teaching mentally handicapped children to swim. The court said the 60-year-old had assaulted dozens of girls during swimming lessons in a number of Den Bosch pools.

The man was found out when child pornography was discovered on his computer. It turned out many of the images were shot by Benno L. himself, showing him with his victims. He was charged with 57 cases of sexual assault, for which his own photographic records served as evidence.

Benno L. had told the court that he knew what he did and apologised for the suffering he had caused his pupils and their parents.

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