Father of murdered girl wants compensation from her killer

The father of a girl whose rape and murder was solved earlier this year after a 13-year investigation is demanding €250,000 from her killer, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.

In April, Jasper S, a Frisian farmer, was found guilty of murdering 16-year-old schoolgirl Marianne Vaatstra 13 years ago and was jailed for 18 years.

The paper says the girl’s father Bauke Vaatstra has started legal action against Jasper S for compensation and damages.

S was arrested in November 2012 after a dna test identified him as the potential killer of Marianne Vaatstra, who was raped, murdered and her body dumped in a field in 1999.


In summer 2012 police organised a mass dna test of men living close to the field where the girl’s body was found in a last-ditch attempt to find her killer. Some 6,500 men volunteered for the test, including Jasper S.

Vaastra’s lawyer John Beer told the paper he has sequestered the family farm belonging to S in the Frisian village of Oudwoude and the case will be heard in the civil courts.

‘These have been terrible years for Bauke Vaatstra,’ the Telegraaf quoted the lawyer as saying. Vaatstra also found his daughter’s body.

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