More than 400 sex abuse cases at Dutch institutions

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Daily newspaper reports that more than 400 Dutch people say they were sexually abused at institutions in the past decades.

The reports were filed with the Samson Commission, which investigates sexual abuse among children who were made wards of court and placed in institutions or in foster families because they had been neglected or abused by their parents.

The Samson Commission was created in March last year following reports about sexual abuse among children placed in institutions in the 1950s and 1960s.

During its investigation, the Samson Commission will maintain contact with the Deetman Commission which was created to investigate sexual abuse at Roman Catholic boarding schools and seminaries. Both commissions are investigating the same period, 1945 to the present day.


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