So like I went into Exclusive Books the other day, as I always do when I'm bored, and bought a couple of books.
One book caught my interest, because it was a true story, was based in Belgium (which I travelled from top to bottom in April), and was about this girl who was abducted by a paedophile and lived to tell the tale.
Gory shit really, but not alot of detail when it came down to the nasties this dude subjected her to. She was kidnapped for 80 long days and was forced to live in a hole during that time. It was incredibly horrible to read. But now apparently the trial for this monster only happened some two or three years ago, so it's still pretty fresh, and caused an outcry with the Belgians and the rest of the world. I've never heard of this person before.
I shiver. I would phone my mum in Belgium (ok fair enough, I was 24, not a child), but would boast how safe and peaceful this little country was. One day I even went hiking in the Ardennes forest all by myself, and relished in the quietness of it all. I told my mum and she freaked. But she IS the paramoid type afterall.
Still. Apparently four notorious child rapers have been caught in Belgium alone. That's alot for a country the size of Delaware.