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Dutch court bans pro-child sex group

2012-06-27 16:51

The Hague - A Dutch court on Wednesday outlawed an association which lobbies for the social acceptance of sexual relations between adults and children.

"The court has banned and ordered the dissolution" of the Martijn organisation, a spokesperson for the civil court in the northern city of Assen, Luta van der Leij, said.

Dutch prosecutors on 16 May in closing arguments called for the organisation - which has been around since 1982 to be banned and dissolved.

With its headquarters in Assen, about 160km northeast of Amsterdam, and running a website, prosecutors said Martijn "offered a digital network and office to sex offenders".

Currently it has about 60 members.

Its former president Ad van den Berg was jailed for three years on 18 October last year in Harlem in western Netherlands for possessing pictures, films and magazines featuring child pornography.

The prosecution took the civil case to the Assen court after an appeals court in November last year refused to prosecute Martijn on criminal charges.

Comments
  • jameel.patel.39 - 2012-06-27 17:07

    Should be arrested for just proposing such a despicable action..

      Squeegee - 2012-06-27 17:35

      Won't be long before there are many more such groups. It will be their "human right" to act like perverts. We have become far too tolerant of scum.

  • perine.pretorius - 2012-06-27 17:34

    Been waiting VERY long for this day!!! Cannot believe that they were able to operate the way they have :-( Downright despicable

  • isabel.pereira.77964 - 2012-06-27 17:52

    One day in the near future this practise will be accepted, years ago there was a big outcry when gays wanted the same rights as hetrosexual couples, now many countries are allowing same sex marraige, so it wont be long before society accepts this sick behaviour as a norm.

      Irene - 2012-06-27 18:04

      What a load of hogwash! Don't you know the difference between a gay person and a pedophile? Shame on you!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-27 18:50

      Irene, we don't often agree, but here 100 % Isabel; What an absurd comment !!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-27 21:56

      Mattwerk, Wow, seldom, if ever, read such a load of rubbish as you write about Holland At what age did you leave Holland, 7 ? Although Holland to the outside world is very liberal , the ironi is that the majority of the Dutch, are actually very conservative. But they found some very 'practical' solutions, especially re prostitition and drugs. And THAT is what made them look liberal ,and made many believe that everything is allowed in Holland. Let me assure you, if an adult has sex with a 12 year old, even a 16 year old, he will spend many years in jail. There is however a law in Holland that allows children as young as 12 to have sex, BUT ONLY with a person, not more than one year older than this child. Let me assure you that there are very few children in Holland of 12 or 14 that are having sex, but this law was put in place for a reason. ""In Holland, there is even a political party fighting for kiddie fiddler rights"" What an utter BS !!!

      Kenny Bianco - 2012-06-28 08:10

      u r right Isabel, just wait until they have enough dollars nd see

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-27 17:54

    It is worthwhile noting, that just about everyone of the Dutch population is appalled and disgusted with this organisation, and believes that this whole lot of them ,belongs in jail !!

      zaatheist - 2012-06-27 18:55

      Yep. Jail the lot of them.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-06-27 18:52

    Some day such groups will be backed by scientific studies that have found some 1500 animal species that practice pedophilia and how it's actually quite ok and natural for a child's sexual development and how it's been long practiced in human civilizations and BAM! We who don't support it will once again be \ignorant bigots\.

      Kenny Bianco - 2012-06-28 08:08

      same must be done to homosexuals

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