Dutroux Affair

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Event.png Dutroux Affair (The Pedophocracy,  Belgium/VIPaedophile,  deep event)  ISGPRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Dutroux cellar.jpg
The cellar used by Marc Dutroux for imprisoning children
Date- 1990s
Exposed byJoël van der Reijden
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. He continued to insist that he was part of a European wide VIPaedophile ring including senior politicians, police officers and businessmen.[1][2]

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.[3]

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 burglarized. Pinon would also receive a call from an 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.[4]

Later in 1981 Pinon would 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 Belgium 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.

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

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.[5][6][7]

Judge Jean-Marc Connerotte was dismissed after he attended a fund raising dinner for the victims' families. 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 claim that no new evidence was brought forth after Langlois took on the case. Langlois claimed that much of the evidence gathered was unverifiable and useless 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.[8]

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.[9]

The jury publicly protested the presiding judge Stéphane Goux's handling of the debates and the victims' testimonies.[10]


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;[11][12][13][14] while some people question if all failures can 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.


Joël van der Reijden published Beyond The Dutroux Affair on his on his ISGP website[15], which puts the events in a wider context.


Commercially-controlled media has kept a near total silence on the issue and treats Joël van der Reijden's research as a third rail issue. As of August 2019, Wikipedia had a Mark Dutroux page, but did not have a separate page for the affair.

Premature deaths

Olenka Frenkiel reported in 2002 in The Guardian, that "Since 1995, there have been 20 unexplained deaths of potential witnesses connected with Dutroux."[16] In 2001 the German public-service television ZDF broadcasted a documentary about the dying of witnesses connected to the Dutroux affair.[17] According to that investigation, the number is as high as 27.[18]

Among the dead are:[19]

  • July 4, 1995: Alexandre Gosselin, Bernard Weinstein's neighbor;
  • August 25, 1995: Guy Goebels, gendarme investigating the disappearance of Julie and Melissa, committed suicide in his apartment with his service weapon;
  • November 1995: Bernard Weinstein, Dutroux's accomplice, poisoned by Dutroux;
  • November 5, 1995: Bruno Tagliaferro, poisoned scrap dealer who wanted to testify against Dutroux;
  • April 2, 1995: Jean-Pol Taminiau disappears, he had rented a garage near a hangar rented by Dutroux. One year after the disappearance a foot of Taminiau is found;
  • July 26, 1995: Francois Reyskens, run over by a train shortly before a hearing;
  • February 21, 1996: Simon Poncelet, a policeman investigating the Dutroux car-jacking milieu, was shot dead in his office during the night shift;
  • August 22, 1996: Michel Binon, acquaintance of Marc Dutroux, suicide;
  • December 5, 1996: Michel Poiro, nightclub owner who was acquainted with Michel Nihoul, shot dead before a meeting with the parents of Julie and Melissa;
  • March 5, 1997: Joseph Toussaint, confessor of Michelle Martin, died of a heart attack;
  • March 7, 1997: Christian Coenraets, inmate who was supposed to testify about his relationship with Weinstein but fled the day before testifying, is found dead a month later;
  • April 25, 1997: José Steppe, dies two days before he was supposed to testify to a journalist and the gendarmerie;
  • July 2, 1997: Virginie Pinon, almost-victim of Dutroux, dies of mucoviscidose;
  • November 16, 1997: Gérard Vannesse, Gendarme officer and one of the runners of Nihoul, dies of a thrombosis;
  • April 5, 1998: Brigitte Jenart, a friend of Michel Nihoul, commits suicide;
  • April 7, 1998: Anna Konjevoda is found dead in the Maas (a river), the body shows signs of beatings and strangulation;
  • November 15, 1998: Gina Pardaens, social worker who looks after victims of a child pornography ring, dies in a traffic accident after receiving death threats;
  • December 18, 1998: Fabienne Jaupart, wife of Bruno Tagliaferro, burns to death in her bed;
  • July 13, 1999: Hubert Massa, a public prosecutor commits suicide;
  • August 15, 1999: Grégory Antipine, police officer, commits suicide by hanging;
  • November 4, 1999: Sandra Claeys, Michel Lelièvre's ex-girlfriend commits suicide;
  • March 1, 2001: Jean-Jacques Feront, paedophile hunter who dies of a heart attack;
  • March 28, 2001: Nadège Renard, ex-girlfriend of Jean-Pol Taminiau, dies in a car accident;
  • May 17, 2001: Pierre-Paul "Pepe" De Rycke, acquaintance of Michel Nihoul, commits suicide;

Release of Marc Dutroux

In 2019 the early release of M. Dutroux was discussed by Belgium's sentencing court.[20][21]


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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