Fifteen years for killing stepdaughter’s friend

A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and psychiatric prison for the kidnap, rape and killing of 15-year-old Melanie Sijbers last year. Peter Hesen admitted killing the girl, who was a friend of his step-daughter, and burying her body in woods.

Hesen has previous convictions for rape but was released from psychiatric prison in 2003 – against the advice of his pyschiatrists.

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