Woman gets 5 years in prison and psychiatric treatment for abusing ‘domestic slave’

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A 46-year-old woman from Kerkdriel was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison and compulsory treatment in a mental institution, because she kept a friend as a “domestic slave” for more than a year and severely abused her. mistreated. The convict’s 82-year-old mother also has to go to jail for two years for cooperating.

The judge found that the prime suspect, Mandy van B., had completely stripped the woman financially and mentally in a sophisticated and manipulative way. According to the judge, Van B. suffers from a serious personality disorder and his behavior is largely due to it. In addition to her prison sentence, she will receive compulsory psychiatric treatment at a terbeschikkingstelling (TBS) clinic. The woman was sentenced to six years, but due to her disorder, the judge moderated this sentence somewhat.

Her 82-year-old mother had been sentenced to three years, but the judge reduced her prison sentence by one year because of her advanced age. The Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) had requested that the woman be taken into custody immediately after Friday’s verdict, but the court denied the request. She is free to wait for any recourse. His daughter is already in prison.

Van B. had been friends with the 45-year-old victim since 2007 and he moved in with her in 2019 to “become a better person.” The victim was put in contact via the suspect with a network of social workers, who “helped” her by telephone and email. However, these people turned out not to have existed.

While there, the victim was forced to do all kinds of household chores and received fines and corporal punishment. She paid the fines by selling her house in Amsterdam. With the money, the mother and daughter bought more than 270,000 euros worth of luxury goods.

The case came to light in October 2020 when the victim fell down the stairs and broke his foot. At the hospital, it was discovered that she had injuries all over her body, including a broken back.

The convicted women must also reimburse the victim 320,000 euros.

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