A young girl commits suicide in Ghent after discovering the images of her rape on the internet

A young girl commits suicide in Ghent after discovering the images of her rape on the internet
A young girl commits suicide in Ghent after discovering the images of her rape on the internet

The facts date back to May 15. Julie *, who has a meeting with one of her friends, finds him at the Westerbegraafplaats cemetery in Ghent. But once she arrives at the scene, the situation turns into a nightmare. Four other young people arrive, assault and rape her. They film the entire scene which is found a few days later on the internet. For the young girl, this is too much. Four days after the fact, she decides to end her life.

For her dad, interviewed by Het Nieuwsblad, it’s a shock. “My daughter saw her world fall apart,” he explains. “These pictures were the last straw. If they hadn’t been published, my daughter would still be here.” Devastated, he explains that he only learned about this whole story after his child committed suicide.

On Julie’s computer, the police found the images of her assault. Five men were identified: 3 minors and 2 adults. The first three were placed, the other two were arrested. All will have to answer for “rape, indecent assault and taking and disseminating images likely to attack the integrity of a person”.

* loan name

 
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