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ZEMBLA reveals: Sexual abuse among mentally handicapped large invisible problem in the Netherlands

In terms of figures, it’s perhaps the biggest abuse scandal in the Netherlands. That’s what orthopedagogue and clinical psychologist Aafke Scharloo says about people with a mental disability who become victims of sexual violence. “Perpetrators and victims often live together in a house. Because there are too few specialised places in the Netherlands,” concludes Professor Micha de Winter.


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