6 years jail sentence asked for former school principal
Former school principal C.H. (52) appeared in the Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. He is suspected of lechery, assault, rape and the possession and distribution of pornographic images which had taken place in 2004/2005 and in 2015. According to the Prosecutor’s Office the suspect actively groomed his victims through chats, took them out with permission of the parents, bought them gifts and took two of them to secluded property of his. In one case he bought one of his victims alcohol. All the three victims were minors at the time the acts had taken place. The suspect abused the trust the minors had in him as a school principal. The chats the suspect had with his victims had a certain intention, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office asked for a 6 year jail sentence against C.H. The judge will give its verdict on October 19.