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Disturbing And Fascinating Facts About Belgian Serial Killer And Pedophile Marc Dutroux

Updated 14 Jun 2019 45.3k views17 items

Belgium hasn't had many horrifying serial killers in its history, but easily one of the most terrifying is Marc Dutroux. During the 1980s and '90s, Dutroux sexually assaulted and tortured multiple underage girls, and murdered at least five people. Despite an initial arrest and prison term for sexual assault, once he was released from prison he was back at his old tricks, driving a literal white van around in which to kidnap his victims. He abducted and confined his victims in specially built dungeons on his various properties, often leaving them to starve. This is horrifying, but perhaps more horrifying is the way his case was handled by police, officials, and even the courts. During his trial, it came to light that serial killer Marc Dutroux might be part of a bigger pedophile ring, which has yet to be completely brought to justice.

Belgium's response to these crimes and flubs by authorities was to be completely outraged. There were demonstrations, changes in law enforcement, and even now there are investigations into the circumstances of the way he was watched and arrested. His living victims have even spoken out about the horrible things done by him and others.

Please keep in mind that the crimes of this Belgian serial killer are downright stomach-churning. The details are uncomfortable at the least, and horrifying at the worst. Please be aware of this, and read at your own risk.

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