Disappearance of Jihane in Anderlecht - the suspect provides little clarification for the facts and the motive for his actFriday, 16 June 2017 17:42
"Our client stated that he only wanted to help Jihane because she was lost, thinking that she was a Romanian girl and that he did not trust the police. His goal was to take the child to the Romanian embassy but he does not say why he waited so long to do so", Mr Ayaya, one of his lawyers, said.
Aurel C. would not explain why he dressed the girl in different clothes or why he shaved his beard and hair. He did not provide further explanations on his Facebook profile, which includes pictures of half-naked girls and religious quotes. He also did not indicate what he did with the child, according to his lawyers.
Aurel C. and Jihane had spoken to each other but he did not reveal the contents of these conversations to his lawyers. The result of the searches conducted at his home is not yet known. It is also unclear whether the man has a legal history in Romania. The investigating judge ordered a psychological and psychiatric assessment of Aurel C.
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