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Sadistic dentist who enjoyed hurting his patients is jailed

Jacobus Van Nierop
Jacobus Van Nierop

A sadistic dentist who enjoyed inflicting pain on his patients has been jailed for eight years in France.

Dutch born Jacobus van Nierfop (51) ripped out healthy teeth, left patients with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia; earning himself the nickname “the dentist of horror”.

The court banned van Nierop, who was active in the small French town of Chateau-Chinon, from practising as a dentist and fined him €10,500.

Van Nierop had carried out “useless and painful procedures” on about 100 patients with the aim of having them reimbursed by medical insurance schemes, the trial heart.

“He took pleasure at causing pain to his patients,” the jury was told.