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  • Case concerning mentally handicapped person in Zeist

    Country: the Netherlands

    Court: Uthrecht District Court

    Sentenced date: 14/07/2008

    Purpose of exploitation: Labour exploitation

    The Defendant is accused of recruitment, misuse of authority, abuse of the vulnerable position of a person with the purpose of exploiting him. He forced and induced this person to make himself available for performing labour.

    The victim had a limited mental capacity and the mental age of a ten-year-old.  During the day, he worked in sheltered employment at the Sociale Werkvoorziening Zeist in Zeist.

    The proven facts in the principal charge constitute the criminal offence of human trafficking, committed on several occasions.