"A danger to all women in society"

Dendermonde magistrates have sentenced an undocumented person to eight years in jail for the rape of a 19-year-old woman. The rape took place in the town of Sint-Niklaas last summer.

The rapist loses his civilian rights for a period of ten years and remains under the jurisdiction of the authorities for this period of time too.

The rapist followed the woman as she was on her way home after a night on the tiles. He raped her in an alleyway in a brutal fashion. Passing sentence the judge said the rapist formed a danger to all women in our society.