The 33-year-old man who was arrested last Wednesday because he would have given shelter to the missing girl Nsimire Massembo is suspected of possible fornication. It is not yet clear whether this happened under duress. That is what the Public Prosecution Service reports.
The 14-year-old girl from The Hague was missing for almost a month and was found last Wednesday in response to a tip. That same evening, the man was arrested in the city in The Hague. The suspicion of the man was prolonged by the examining magistrate for two weeks due to the suspicion of Friday, after indications had been found in his home that sexual acts had taken place.
Nsimire left home on 27 July to buy a pair of trousers, after which she did not return. The police were still able to determine that she had been sleeping with a friend that night, but then she was lost. According to the Public Prosecution Service, there are indications that at least part of that time has been helped by the man to keep himself hidden in the home.
That a child who is missing after a long time is found to be healthy is exceptional. The majority of the approximately two thousand children who are missing in the Netherlands each year are found within 48 hours.