BELGIAN prosecutors yesterday called for Marc Dutroux to spend the rest of his life behind bars for multiple counts of child rape and murder.
NOTORIOUS Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux was today beginning a life sentence after being found guilty of kidnapping and raping six girls, killing two of them and causing the death of two others.
BELGIUM has been outraged and revulsed by the Marc Dutroux paedophile scandal ever since 1996 when the case transformed the justice system into a byword for incompetence after the convicted child rapist and murderer was finally arrested following years of police and judicial blunders.
THE two girls emerged blinking in the sunlight of a balmy summer day in August 1996 from the dank cellar they knew as the "room of agony".
Mark Detroux, the chief suspect in some of the most appalling paedophile activities ever to come before a European court, has today been found guilty of leading a band who kidnapped and raped six girls and killed four of them.
MARC Dutroux acted on behalf of a criminal network to kidnap and sell children into the sex trade, his lawyer claimed yesterday during closing arguments in the Belgian child sex and murder trial.
PSYCHIATRISTS testified yesterday that Marc Dutroux, who is standing trial in Belgium for kidnapping, abuse and murder involving six young girls, was a psychopath who knew exactly what he was doing.
TWO young women kidnapped and abused by Marc Dutroux yesterday returned to the dank basement cell where he carried out the crimes.
TWO victims of the Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux bluntly refused to accept their tormentor’s apology yesterday, after another day of harrowing testimony.
TWO young women who were held captive as children in a basement cell are due to be witnesses this week at the trial of alleged child murderer Marc Dutroux.
AN URGENT investigation was launched yesterday into security around the Belgian paedophile Mark Dutroux, after prison officers discovered a handcuff key in a bag of salt near his cell.
MOVING parents and jurors to tears, a senior investigator testified yesterday that two girls, allegedly abducted and raped by Marc Dutroux, were drugged and buried alive in a backyard in 1996.
THE convicted Belgian child rapist Marc Dutroux yesterday admitted kidnapping and raping young girls but denied murder and insisted he was a pawn of a child-sex gang that is protected by police and politicians.
HUNDREDS of police surrounded a new, heavily barricaded courthouse in the southern Belgium town of Arlon yesterday, at the start of a trial of a man whose alleged crimes have sickened a nation, prompted claims of police incompetence and helped bring down a government.