Jailed paedophile Dutroux will reoffend if freed, says his mother


The mother of Marc Dutroux, Belgium’s most notorious child killer, says he would reoffend if released early, in an interview published hours before a court ruled he should not be freed.

Marc Dutroux, who was convicted of kidnapping and raping six girls and murdering four of them in the 1990s, launched a bid this month for early release, even though he has practically no chance of success.

“I am certain he will start again,” 78-year-old Jeannine told Le Soir magazine in her first public comments since her son was jailed for life in 2004.

“Marc isn’t ready to be released because he still wants to attribute to others the responsibility for what he did.”

Dutroux’s case shocked Belgium, the more so because two of his child victims starved to death. – (Reuters)