Marc Dutroux



Marc Dutroux



Ex-wife released

BRUSSELS - The Court of Cassation ruled that no procedural errors were made by a lower court, which is allowing Michelle Martin to live in a convent after serving barely half her 30-year sentence for her part in the mid-1990s kidnappings, rapes and killings by her then-husband, Marc Dutroux. (AP)   PREVIOUS:  France refuses to take ex-wife

Don't pity me

Sabine Dardenne was like any other 12-year-old Belgian girl. But then the serial rapist and murderer Marc Dutroux abducted her and kept her locked in his cellar for 80 days, subjecting her to repeated sexual abuse.  9 years on, she is adamant that the ordeal is behind her.  And, she tells Jon Henley, sympathy is the last thing she wants.   UK - The Guardian - April 18, 2005



Dutroux girls return to dungeon

BELGIUM - Two young women who were held captive and raped by the alleged Belgian child killer Marc Dutroux have returned to the scene of their ordeal.   (BBC)  

Look away now

How Dutroux case shocked a nation

Belgian justice system on trial with 'hated monster'  

'I did not go insane'

ARLON, Belgium - At last Marc Dutroux's sex crime trial has begun, and Belgium's cry for justice is embodied in a witness who, when a 12-year-old eight years ago, was raped 20 times.




June 1995: Melissa Russo, 8, and Julie Lejeune, 8, are kidnapped 

August 1995: An Marchal, 19, and Eefje Lambrecks, 17, disappear 

November 1995: Marc Dutroux jailed for three months for car crime 

June 1996: Sabine Dardenne, 12, kidnapped 

August 1996: Laetitia Delheze, 14, kidnapped. 

Sabine Dardenne and Laetitia Delheze are rescued from a dungeon in Dutroux's basement. 

Bodies of Melissa and Julie and Bernard Weinstein found buried in garden 

September 1996: Bodies of An Marchal and Eefje Lambrecks are uncovered



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