No early release for Belgian paedophile

2013-02-18 19:07
Marc Dutroux (Picture: AP)

Marc Dutroux (Picture: AP)

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Brussels - A Belgian court on Monday turned down a request by notorious child sex killer Marc Dutroux for early release from prison to serve out the rest of his sentence at home under electronic surveillance.

The ruling against Belgium's "most hated man", cited the risk he might offend again after being jailed for life in 2004 for the kidnap and rape between June 1995 and August 1996 of six young and teenage girls, four of whom died.

"There are no grounds on which to base a [release] under surveillance by electronic bracelet," the court said, citing the "absence of any prospect that Dutroux" could be reintegrated into society.

Dutroux, 56, earlier this month asked a special court that he be released and placed under house arrest with an electronic tag to keep track of his movements.

Dutroux was not in court for Monday's ruling, which was based on psychiatric, prison and judicial reports about the former electrician who had claimed that he could find work as either a plumber or floor-layer.

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