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MARINE ABOARD KAREL DOORMAN IN SINT MAARTEN IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR MULTIPLE SEXUAL ASSAULTS

Investigation into sexual incidents on naval ship Karel Doorman. Sex incident A naval officer who allegedly committed multiple assaults disembarked on Wednesday.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is investigating a moral incident that allegedly occurred last weekend on board the navy ship Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman. Several people have been reported against a naval officer, also because of previous misconduct. This is confirmed by the military police in response to a report in De Telegraaf . “We have been on board to record statements, the investigation is ongoing,” said a spokesman.

According to De Telegraaf , a sailor who was allegedly assaulted by a male officer decided to report the crime. Subsequently, two Marechaussee officers came on board during the weekend and that was the reason for two other sailors to also report. All the soldiers involved remained on board, including the accused officer; its role was essential to the progress of the mission. He decided to leave on Wednesday, a replacement will be provided from the Netherlands.

The Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman left on April 13 from Den Helder to the Caribbean, where it arrived on April 25 in the port of Philipsburg on Sint Maarten. Defense has sent the ship to support the health care system in the Windward Islands.
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/05/14/onderzoek-naar-zedenincidenten-op-marineschip-karel-doorman-a3999710

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