Is Belgium about to release its most infamous paedophile? Outrage as Marc Dutroux bids for early release from 30-year term for killing four young girls
- Reviled Dutroux was jailed for life for kidnap, rape and torture of young girls
- Four of the six girls he abducted in the 1990s died
- Paedophile, 57, wants to be released early and placed under house arrest
- His accomplice ex-wife Michelle Martin was freed last year amid protests
Dutroux, 57, kidnapped young girls and imprisoned them in tiny dungeons beneath his home before raping them and killing them in the 1990s.
His accomplice ex-wife Michelle Martin, 53, who left two other girls to starve to death whilst her husband was in custody, was jailed for 30 years for crimes including abduction in 2004.
She was released last year despite angry protests in Belgium.
Now under Belgian law Dutroux could also be freed, as he will have served one third of his minimum sentence when his years spent in custody are taken into account.
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