Michel Lelièvre, former accomplice of infamous Belgian paedophile Dutroux, released from prison
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    Michel Lelièvre, former accomplice of infamous Belgian paedophile Dutroux, released from prison

    Lelièvre was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a member of the gang around Dutroux. Credit: Belga

    The accomplice of infamous Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux, Michel Lelièvre (48), has left prison on Monday, report several Belgian media.

    In 2004, Lelièvre was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a member of the gang around Dutroux, who was sentenced to a lifetime in prison for kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing six females aged between 8 and 19, four of whom died. Michel Lelièvre was detained for 23 years, reports Het Laatste Nieuws.

    Lelièvre was found guilty of torturing and imprisoning four girls in 1995 and 1996, two of whom did not survive.

    In September, the Brussels Criminal Court decided to release Lelièvre early, subject to certain conditions, like finding a place to live within six months, which he has now done. He has to avoid certain provinces, mainly places where his victims live, such as Flemish Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, and both the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg.

    Some parts of Brussels, like Saint-Gilles, Ixelles, and part of the city of Brussels as well as several metro lines, are also forbidden, reports SudInfo.

    The man is also not allowed to leave Belgian territory without prior authorisation. Additionally, he is not allowed to use alcohol or drugs, and has been ordered to avoid the drug environment.

    He will also be monitored on a psychological and socio-professional level.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times