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Irishman sentenced to 20 months in Netherlands prison for sexually assaulting young girls

The 29-year-old has been given a three-year ban from the area where the incident occurred.

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Clodagh Meaney

An Irishman has been sentenced to 20 months in a Netherlands prison for sexual assault.

Eemskran, a news agency in the country, has reported that the unnamed 29-year-old approached young girls between four and 11 years old and exposed himself.

The incident occurred while he was visiting Appingedam, a city on the Dutch coast, in September 2020.

The young girls reported the vile gesture to their parents who went to local police.

An investigation revealed that the man left “sperm trails” in an alley. Through DNA, detectives were able to hunt down the man.

During his arrest, officers found child sex abuse images on his phone. Further investigation into the man found that he had contacted young girls on social media.

The man denied all allegations against him. As he had served his time in prison awaiting trial, he was released.

The judge banned the man from contacting his victims, as well as banning him from the Appingedam area for three years. He also has to pay his victims €8,800 in damages.

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