The public prosecutor's office in Turnhout has just launched an investigation into a case of child abuse. The research was a year ago, started after a 3-year-old boy from Turnhout, two times in three months ' time in the hospital with injuries in the face. Notable: a key player in the investigation is Jimmy G., the stepfather of the little boy. G. is no stranger to the court. In 2013, he was still up to 7 years in prison, sentenced for... child abuse. In 2009 he had the 3-year-old daughter of his then girlfriend a few times, heavily beaten up. Jimmy G. denied initially, but he later admitted that he got the girl with his left hand at her throat had seized and two times with his right fist full in the face had been beaten. After that bite, he out of sheer anger still in her arm and face. "He attacked the girl because that is a lot of attention received from her mother. That he could not verkroppen", explains the prosecutor at the time. The public prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 10 years. The court held the at 7 years.New girlfriend
Two or three years ago, taught Jimmy G. his new girlfriend to know. Again, a woman who already had a child from a previous relationship. And again Jimmy G. suspected that he heavy violence used against his stepchild. "We have our grandchild time raised, but at a certain moment, got his mother's custody assigned. In the period that he is with her and Jimmy G. lived with the family, our granddaughter ended up in hospital", witnesses are the grandparents of the Turnhoutse boy. "They claimed that he accidentally made a stone statue on his head had been. But we believed not, of course, a lot of it."
When the little boy three months later, in February 2018, once again with injuries in the hospital, the police are there to be met. "The first time, his mother had him go to the Sint-Jozefziekenhuis in Turnhout. The second time he was wounded, she drove him to a hospital in Antwerp," said the grandparents.
"Perhaps, she dared him not to the hospital of Turnhout to offer because then the pieces of the jigsaw of abuse in each other would fall. Because a few months earlier, the boy also with blue spots within. Also, this time located to the injuries especially to the head. His ear was black and blue beaten."