“Demmink Defender” Piet Hein Donner Now Part Of Council Which Has To Judge Lack Of Willingness Of Dutch Government To Cooperate With Demmink Related FOIA RequestsPosted: 2013/12/13 in Education / Awareness, Organized Crime, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Dutch Foundation Wants To Have 3 Former Law Enforcement Officials Testify About Joris Demmink. All 3 Were Involved In The ROLODEX InvestigationPosted: 2013/12/13 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, Organized Crime, Public Policy, Stats / reports
In 2000, the Guardian described in a well-informed article, the Netherlands and especially Amsterdam as a paradise for pedophiles where the police seemed to be powerless to act. We now understand why.
In 1998, an Amsterdam police investigation, called the Rolodex Affair, was conducted into a pedophile network of influential Dutch customers of boys brothels. The investigation targeted high-ranking Dutch officials and politicians suspected of abusing young boys in Amsterdam brothels. As a victim, B. was one of the key witnesses in that investigation. One of the suspects in that investigation was Mr. Demmink. But according to leading investigators in this case, as soon as Demmink became a person of interest in this matter, the investigation was shut down. Information about intended actions by the investigating police was leaked. A policeman who worked on this investigation said that he arrived at the location and the “middle man” of this network, Professor Van Roon, was waiting for the police team. Not surprisingly, all video evidence was missing and all telephone communication between the suspects suddenly stopped. Law enforcement officials on the case were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements and were sworn to secrecy regarding all information pertaining to the involvement of Demmink and other high ranking officials in this shocking behavior.
Our present State Secretary of Justice, Fred Teeven, was one of the leading prosecutors in the Rolodex investigation. In 2007, he expressed his frustration about the blocking of the investigation in a closed court hearing under oath. He then told the court that this investigation indeed targeted high ranking representatives of the Dutch government, who were sexually abusing minors. He also stated that this investigation never has led to the prosecution of these suspects because of certain contra-actions.
When a Dutch publication in the Gaykrant accused Mr. Demmink in 2003, of being involved in the abuse of minor boys in a park in the south of the Netherlands, the newspaper was forced to withdraw its accusations under threat of bankruptcy by Demmink’s lawyer. The editor of the Gaykrant, Henk Krol, was told by Demmink in a private meeting, that he indeed has had sex with young boys without asking their age. But Demmink let Mr. Krol know during that meeting: “Remember well, Mr. Krol, that we are the ones who make the laws in this country”.
In the late 1990s there was the socalled Rolodex investigation in the Netherlands. A 2004 letter of Hans Laroes, editor in chief of the NOS News (one of the most respected news programs in the Netherlands), to the Council for Journalism, gives a good background.
“Already in 2000 top public official Joris Demmink attracted the attention of the research office of the [NOS] News. In march that year we did an investigation with the question if the Belgian Marc Dutroux Affair had tentacles in the Netherlands. It was the time that the Zandvoort child porn case had relit and the media was laying in front of the door of the Belgian Morkhoven workgroup. The name Joris Demmink had been given to me in conversations with detectives. These spoke about a 1998 investigation, ran from a very secret location in Utrecht: an investigation into a network of top public officials, two district attorneys [19 in total at the time in the Netherlands], a former minister, a former attorney of the Queen and a single professor who would have sex with underaged boys. The investigation had begun at the direction of the College of Prosecuter-Generals – instigated by the district attorney of Amsterdam, Vrakking.”
“Demmink played an important role in that investigation. Detectives had suspected that this top public official had given information to one of the main suspects, the Amsterdam professor Van R., with whom he was friends. Because of that, the professor avoided prosecution, the detectives stated.”
In the late 1990s a top-secret police investigation was launched in The Netherlands, codename ROLODEX. Law enforcement officials had been monitoring a network of underaged male prostitutes and their pimps. By total coincidence, the police investigators ran into several high profile individuals who were making use of the services of these pimps.
Law enforcement officials identified three groups of people: the clients, the pimps & prostitutes and those offering their homes as temporary brothels. The pimps would only deal with these home owners, they would not contact the eventual high profile clients of the prostitutes.
Among those high level clients were, allegedly:
Two Dutch public prosecutors
A high level Dutch public official
A former Dutch university professor
A well-known legal expert in The Netherlands
When the police team ran into these individuals, they immediately asked permission to intercept all telephone conversations of these suspects. That permission was granted by the highest officials at the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office, only for the police team to subsequently discover that all suspects involved had ceased their communication right after the permission to eavesdrop had been received. The follow up action to search the premises of one of the suspects yielded no results: the suspect welcomed the police officers and knew why he was being visited by the police, stating: “I know what you are looking for, but it is not here anymore.”
The law enforcement officers are still very frustrated about this ordeal.
Former Secretary of Defense (and former Law Professor, Attorney General and Prosecutor General) Job de Ruiter
University Professor Ger van Roon
Legal expert and former adviser to HM Queen Beatrix, Frits Salomonson
He also suggests that Joris Demmink may have been the one who warned these individuals that their lines of communications were to be monitored and as such, may have personally sabotaged the police investigation into the matter.