Dutroux Affair

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Event.png Dutroux Affair (The Pedophocracy,  Belgium/VIPaedophile,  Deep event,  Sexual blackmail)  ISGPRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Dutroux cellar.jpg
The cellar used by Marc Dutroux for imprisoning children
Date- 1990s
Exposed byJoël van der Reijden
Interest ofConspiracy Dossiers
InterestsMichel Nihoul
SubpageDutroux Affair/Premature death
DescriptionA 1990s partial exposure of the Belgian VIPaedophile control vector.

The Dutroux Affair centres upon the person of Marc Dutroux, convicted of multiple charges of abduction, rape and murder of children in Belgium. Dutroux insists that he was part of a European wide VIPaedophile ring including senior politicians, police officers and businessmen.[1][2][3][4][5]

Official narrative

Marc Dutroux did all of it alone and was not part of any bigger network that served the elite of the country.

Precedents in Belgium

The Pinon Affair

Before the first arrest of Marc Dutroux, hints that a pedophile ring operated in Belgium's political circles had already been made public. In 1979 Dr André Pinon, a psychoanalyst from Brussels, would be told by his own wife that she had been forced to participate in orgies for Belgium's political elite. Members of this elite group included Paul Vanden Boeynants, Guy Mathot, Ado Blaton, state police general Fernand Beaurir and other politicians as high up as Prince Albert II of Belgium who went on to become King of the Belgians.[6]

Originally Pinon had recorded the story in order to use it against his wife for custody in an on-going divorce. Eight days later, however, Pinon said his home was burglarised. Pinon would also receive a call from a Nivelles police investigator who believed there may have been a connection between Pinon's burglary and the murder of a woman in Waterloo at around the same time.[7]

Later in 1981 Pinon would be approached by yet another woman who claimed to have participated in orgies for Belgium's political elite. This particular woman had been present at an orgy where two children had been murdered. Pinon, together with Jean-Claude Garot of the Belgian newspaper Pour, recorded these conversations in secret. Soon after the offices of Pour would be burned down by arsonists. Pinon would hand his copies of these recordings over to the federal police of Belgium. At this time Pinon was also told that police were in possession of a tape sold for $50 million which included a politician and abuse of minors. The whereabouts of Pinon's tapes and the tapes held by Belgian police are unknown.

Picture credit AFP - By some estimates up to 400,000 people gathered in Brussels in 1996 to protest the injustice and incompetence that was involved in the case, significant for a country with around 10 million citizens at the time.[8][9][10]

Light sentencing at first trial

Prefiguring events around Jeffrey Epstein, in April 1989, Marc Dutroux was sentenced lightly at his first trial. For abduction and rape of 5 young girls, Dutroux was sentenced to 13 years and Belgian Justice Minister Melchior Wathelet released him on parole in April 1992, after just three years.

Second Trial

Judge Jean-Marc Connerotte was dismissed after he attended a fund raising dinner for the victims' families.[11] His replacement, Jacques Langlois had never tried a case before and had a difficult relationship with the public prosecutor Michel Bourle. Some of the parents of the victims claimed that no new evidence was brought forward after Langlois took on the case. Langlois claimed that much of the evidence gathered was unverifiable and could not be used in court.[citation needed]

The dismissal of Connerotte and the end of the investigation resulted in October 1996 in the "White March", with an estimated 300,000 people marching on Brussels to demand a reform of Belgium's police and justice system.[12]

Dutroux escaped from police custody for a few hours in April 1998, but was recaptured after a massive manhunt.

Throughout the trial, Dutroux insisted that he was part of a Europe-wide paedophile ring including police officers, businessmen, doctors, and senior Belgian politicians.[13]

The jury publicly protested at the presiding judge Stéphane Goux's handling of the debates and the victims' testimonies.[14]


The police seized several videotapes from Dutroux's house that showed him constructing the secret entrance and the dungeon where he imprisoned girls. The police [When?] reported that they never viewed the tapes because they did not have access to a machine that could play them. Many more failures would add up over time, to a considerable extent caused by the ineptitude of police officer Rene Michaux;[15][16][17][18] while some people questioned if all failures could be attributed to incompetence.[citation needed]

1995 - A police surveillance camera set up to watch Marc Dutroux was programmed to operate only from 8am-6pm so did not record his kidnapping of An Marchal and Eefje Lambrecks.


Marc Dutroux.jpg

Joël van der Reijden published Beyond The Dutroux Affair on his ISGP website[19], which puts the events in a wider context.

Young female victims

These young females are confirmed to have been victims of Dutroux:[20][21][22][23][24]

  • Sylvie D., 11, 17 October 1985, abducted and raped.
  • Maria V., 19, 17 October 1985, abducted and raped.
  • Catherine B., 18, 17 January 1986, abducted and raped.
  • Élisabeth G., 15, 18 December 1985, abducted and raped. Dutroux took videos and pictures of her.
  • Axelle D., 14 December 1985, abducted and raped.
  • Mélissa Russo, 8, 24 June 1995, abducted and imprisoned. Died of starvation and dehydration, found in Sars-la-Buissiere.
  • Julie Lejeune, 8, 24 June 1995, abducted and imprisoned. Died of starvation and dehydration, found in Sars-la-Buissiere.
  • An Marchal, 17, 23 August 1995, abducted, imprisoned, and raped. Killed by being buried alive after being wrapped in plastic, found August 1996.
  • Eefje Lambrecks, 19, 23 August 1995, abducted, imprisoned, and raped. Killed by being buried alive after being wrapped in plastic, found August 1996.
  • Sabine Dardenne, 12, 28 May 1996, abducted, chained by neck for 79 days, and raped repeatedly, according to Vos.
  • Laetitia Delhez, 14, 9 August 1996, abducted, chained to bed, and raped for four days.


Commercially-controlled media has kept a near total silence on the deeper connections and implications of the issue and treated Joël van der Reijden's research as a third rail topic.

Premature deaths

Full article: Dutroux Affair/Premature death

More than twenty people have died suspicious deaths in connection to the Dutroux affair:

  • Bernard Weinstein
  • Jean Paul-Taminiau
  • Simon Poncelet
  • Joseph Toussaint
  • Christiaan Coanrads
  • José Steppe
  • Brigitte Genard
  • Anna Konjevoda
  • Gina Pardaens
  • Sandra Claeys
  • Nadège Renard
  • Alexandre Gosselin
  • Guy Goebels
  • Bruno Tagliaferro
  • Francois Reyskens
  • Michel Piro
  • Gérard Vannesse
  • Fabienne Jaupart
  • Hubert Massa
  • Grégory Antipine
  • Jean-Jacques Feront
  • Bernard Routmond
  • Marie-Louise Henrotte
  • Christoph Vanhexe
  • Pierre-Paul "Pepe" De Rycke
  • Philippe Deleuze

The media in Europe reported about these deaths, but on a very limited scale.[25]

Discussing release of Dutroux

In 2019 the possible early release of Marc Dutroux was discussed by Belgium's sentencing court. The meeting of the Court to assess Dutroux's current mental state and his risk of recidivism was held on 28 October 2019.

Had new expertise regarding his mental state proved convincing, his lawyers could have applied for parole for their client, previously diagnosed as a psychopath, with a possible release by 2021.[26][27]


In 2019, the Epstein affair exposed Jeffrey Epstein to be at the centre of a VIPaedophile entrapment project. Although larger and more blatant, the case has marked parallels with the Dutroux Affair:- pattern of light sentencing, multiple failures to investigate and other deviation from standard operating procedure by public officials.

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Related Quotation

Klaas Bruinsma“Boys Club de Amstel ... ran by a certain Mr. Kroner [Kreuner]. A business partner of him was liquidated in the 90's, an acquaintance of de Dominee [Klaas Bruinsma], who regularly visited there. ... Getting back to Piet van Haut: This fantasy-filled caricature also brought along a certain Marc [Dutroux], later known as the Monster of Belgium. This Marc had contacts with Duscedo, of the imperium of the gentlemen Tukkers and consorts. [Incorrect, unclear sentence follows, so loosely translated:] With Charles Geerts pulling the strings.”Klaas Bruinsma
Joël van der Reijden
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