(WASHINGTONPOST) — A Dutch court outlawed a pedophile association Wednesday, saying its promotion of sexual contact between adults and children breaches the country’s generally accepted moral values.
The civil court in Assen ordered the association, called Martijn, to immediately be dissolved.
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The court said in a statement that Martijn is a threat to public order because it “glorifies sexual contact (between adults and children) and presents it as something that should be normal and acceptable.”
Its chairman, Marthijn Uittenbogaard, called the decision “an attack on the freedom of expression.”