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Man Gets Life Term in Child Rapes, Murders

June 23, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Marc Dutroux was sentenced in Arlon to life in prison for a series of child kidnappings, child rapes and murders that prompted sweeping police reforms and a crackdown on child sex crimes.

Dutroux, 47, was convicted Thursday of kidnapping, raping and killing girls and young women in 1995 and 1996.

Dutroux's ex-wife, Michelle Martin, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the starving deaths of two girls.

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