Confronting An Atrocity: The Dutroux Case

January 1, 1998

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Marc Dutroux kidnapped and sexually abused a number of young Belgian women. When the case came to light in the summer of 1996 it prompted outrage and raised serious questions about both the investigation and how societies should respond to sex offenders. In exploring this case and its implications Liz Kelly highlights the need for remembering, making connections and developing coherent approaches to child sexual abuse.

 

Printed in: Trouble and Strife, 1998 (36); 16-22.