In all nine women had come forward alleging they were injured parties and had filed complaints. According to the prosecutor up to 13 women were affected by De Pauw’s stalking activities.
The court did not entirely agree. Allegations by actress Maaike Cafmeyer were judged to be unfounded.
De Pauw’s lawyer says he is disappointed by the verdict that he will now examine closely before given any further comment.
An appeal to the Antwerp appeal court remains possible.