We deplore 200 gang rapes per year in Belgium: “For these criminals, the prey is a trophy to be shared”

A teenager, victim of gang rape, commits suicide: “In a gang, the perpetrators hide behind the fact that they were not alone” , analyzes the psychiatrist S. Leistedt.

The suicide last week of a young woman from Ghent after being raped by five teenagers plunged Belgium into torpor. The five suspects, aged 19 to 14, boasted of forming a gang: the Van Beveren Square gang, named after a reputedly difficult neighborhood where they vegetated. They had shared photos of the assault on social networks …

The scourge of collective rapes is not limited to a few extraordinary cases. In 2019, 201 were reported in Belgium.

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