Four years in prison and TBS for violent rape in Rotterdam | NOW



On appeal, the Court of Appeal of The Hague imposed a four-year prison sentence on 21-year-old Gerson F. from Rotterdam and TBS with compulsory treatment for the violent rape of a 20-year-old student from Indonesia. The woman was seriously injured.

At the time of the incident, F. was eighteen years old. In June 2019, the court in Rotterdam imposed two years of juvenile detention and juvenile detention on the man because the suspect was a victim of neglect and (sexual) abuse in his youth. Because of this F. would have the emotional level of a child.

Experts had advised against juvenile criminal law and the suspect himself would have explicitly requested a hospital order with forced nursing. The court also finds that more appropriate in this case. The decision is in accordance with the appeal requirement.

“On appeal it has been established that the suspect has a serious personality disorder and is greatly reduced accountability,” said the court. The risk that F. will show sexual or violent behavior again is very high, according to the court.

On June 21, 2018, the woman was life-threateningly assaulted and raped right in front of her home in the Rotterdam district of De Esch. She was beaten to such an extent that she needed urgent surgery. The rape caused a lot of unrest in the residential area. Residents held a demonstration march.

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