A five-year-old boy was assaulted in the night from Saturday to Sunday near the asylum seekers’ center (AZC) in Katwijk. The police confirmed this to NU.nl on Monday after reporting from the NOS† The boy was taken to hospital and is still there.
The boy, who lives in the asylum seekers’ center, was missing for a few hours. Police officers eventually found him. Investigators are investigating whether another minor was involved in the assault.
Police will not comment further on the case due to the ongoing investigation. A police spokesperson emphasizes that there are no indications of sexual abuse.
570 asylum seekers who have exhausted all legal remedies live in the asylum seekers’ center in Katwijk.