The Antwerp indictment chamber will examine the case of former radio host Sven Pichal on September 12, we learned Thursday from the Antwerp public prosecutor’s office. The council chamber decided to place the person concerned under an electronic bracelet but the prosecution appealed this decision. Radio presenter Sven Pichal, from VRT. – Photo News By Sudinfo with Belga Published on 09/07/2023 at 3:22 p.m.
A complaint concerning the sharing of images of sexual abuse of minors was filed at the beginning of August with the Antwerp police. The public prosecutor’s office was immediately notified and an investigating judge was contacted given the seriousness of the facts.
The investigation led to the identification of five men. Three of them were arrested for possessing and distributing images of child sexual abuse, including Sven Pichal. The latter, who presented the show ‘De Inspecteur’ on Radio 2, resigned from the VRT immediately.
A first suspect, 34 years old, RDB appeared on August 18 before the council chamber which confirmed his arrest warrant. The man did not appeal. Sven Pichal, 44, and another 35-year-old man, BD, then appeared on August 30 before the same council chamber which had decided to release them under electronic surveillance but the prosecution then appealed this decision.
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