(BBC) — A Dutchman dubbed the "dentist of horror" has been sentenced to eight years in jail in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.
Jacobus van Nierop, 51, "took pleasure" in causing horrific injuries to patients in the small central town of Chateau-Chinon, prosecutors said.
He was banned from practising dentistry and fined €10,500 (£8,140; $11,900).
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Van Nierop fled to Canada when suspicions arose and strongly fought extradition to France in 2014.