Antwerp (19) beats up minor in Knokke, Schotenaar (19) films everything: year in prison and community service advanced (Antwerp)

Antwerp (19) beats up minor in Knokke, Schotenaar (19) films everything: year in prison and community service advanced (Antwerp)
Antwerp (19) beats up minor in Knokke, Schotenaar (19) films everything: year in prison and community service advanced (Antwerp)

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A 19-year-old from Antwerp has had to answer for senseless violence in Knokke-Heist before the Bruges criminal court. The Public Prosecution Service demanded a year of effective imprisonment, but could also agree with a community service order. His comrade who filmed the facts faces 60 hours of community service for guilty negligence.

Source: Belgium

Today at 16:05

A sixteen-year-old boy was attacked by LD (19) on August 11, 2021 for no apparent reason. The victim was dragged to the ground, after which he received ten blows to the head and a knee blow. The scene was filmed by YB (19) from Schoten.

According to the Public Prosecution Service, it may have been their intention to post the images on the internet later. Prosecutor Lode Vandaele described the facts as reprehensible and sad. “If one comes to the coast to make misery, then one stays where one lives,” he sneered at the defendants.

D. faces a year in prison for intentional assault and battery, although the prosecutor could also agree to a hefty community service order. His filming comrade only had to answer for guilty negligence. The judge also asked to defend himself for complicity in the violence. After all, in a similar file it was already ruled that a defendant stimulated the actual perpetrator to commit the offenses by filming.

LD did not deny that he had crossed the line. He said he was freaking out because he heard one of his friends calling for help. Both defendants requested that they be sentenced to community service.

The judge will rule on October 6.

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

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