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Saturday 2 August 2014

Killer paedophile must stay in jail

Published 18/02/2013|17:36

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Child killer Marc Dutroux must stay in prison after losing a parole appeal (AP)

Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux who is serving a life sentence for kidnapping, torturing and abusing six girls in 1995 and 1996, and murdering four of them, has lost his bid for parole.

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Dutroux, who has been in prison for 16 years, tried to convince a court that he would be no risk to the public if he was released while being monitored with an electronic ankle bracelet.

The ruling regarding the 56-year-old had been expected since prison officials and prosecutors had opposed his release.

Dutroux's former wife, Michelle Martin - who had let two girls starve to death in a cellar while her husband was jailed for theft - was given early release in July, and now lives in a convent.

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