Bruges Criminal Court sentences a 26-year-old man to prison for 7 years and 40,000 euros in compensation for violence and harassment. 11 victims presented a civil case. The man had contacted them via the Tinder dating app.
On the dating app, Shana and Silke fall in love with Yannick M., never stunned with beautiful words. "He told me that I was beautiful, he had found me sweet, said Silke. It was a nice person we spoke to easily. He was very friendly. He seems to want to make everyone happy and happy, but that was before the turning side. "
After a few meetings, the man changes his tone. It is becoming unpredictable and violent. "One night he locked me home after discussion, Silke remembers painfully. In the end, he shot me and put a shot on the face with a knife, on my nose. Because he could not accept anything. When he did not agree, he began to turn. I wanted to go home. I closed up. I had to stay with him ".
The complaints were not long coming. Overall, eleven young women had filed a suit. For all the facts alleged against him, the accused is sentenced to 7 years in prison, confirmed by President Bruges Criminal Court.
Person dangerous to society: "He has psychopath characteristics"
Bruges' court describes it as a possible psychopath, a narcissist, dangerous to society, can break one of eleven competitors because she refused to wash up. "It's a serious sentence, says Laurens De Koninck, lawyer Yannick M. Only 26 young people are charged with an effective sentence of 7 years. It is unusual, indeed.
"I'm happy with this verdict, considered Silke, who then tried to rebuild with the help of a psychologist. I find the correct sentence about what he did. He can not just be in prison and think about what he has to do for all of us. "