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Dutchman jailed for webcam child abuse

Published on Jul 3, 2014 10:48 PM
 

THE HAGUE (AFP) - A Dutchman who got more than a dozen young girls to perform sex acts in front of their webcams was sentenced to six years in jail on Thursday.

The man, identified only as Frank R., abused girls as young as 12 or 13 who he contacted online, the northeastern Assen regional court said in a statement.

Frank R. was found guilty of "grooming", the term used to describe predators who befriend children to manipulate them for sexual ends.

The court said he goaded and in some cases threatened the girls into performing sex acts behind their computer screen, which he then filmed.

 
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