Jan’s Story (III)
1.000 Letters from hell
Thousand pages of letters from Jan!
Most of the time he tries to minimize the facts. He complains about the way the press talks about him. They try to describe him as bad and disgusting as possibly can be. He reproaches the media that they exaggerate the facts to „unbelievable proportions‟.
He complains that his wife doesn‟t write to him, that she throws his letters unread in the garbage bin and that even his children don‟t want anything to do with him anymore. He also is so sad that he feels so lonely.
I answer: “Jan, what the media writes or says, has no importance. You and only you have to realize what you have done. If you are so convinced that what they write is wrong, why don‟t you prove the opposite? It is possible that you feel regret for what you have done, but what do you plan to do to this? Waiting for aunty Mine to stick the broken pots? Stop hiding yourself behind a mountain of self pity.”
“Every day again, I wait for news about my wife and my children, as I wait for news from you.”
“Well, Jan, every day millions of people in France are waiting for an answer of you. Every day! Every hour the parents of the little victims ask themselves: why? The world is much bigger then how you see yourself, your wife, your kids and me. The world is waiting for a letter, a word, a sign of regret for what you have done. Regret coming from your hart. Not something rationally thought, but sincere regret.”
“I add a letter to my letter to you for my wife, although her silence.”
“Silence!… do you want me to continue Jan? Are you going to continue to hide in your closed world?”
About the author
Carine Hutsebaut (1956) is a victimologist, specialised in incest, childabuse and childmurder. As an expert at the Justice department she is very close involved to childkillings and childkillers in Europe and troughout the world.
“I put myself in the spirit of the victims, the parents, and yes, even in the spirit of the killers. It is important to know and to understand why criminals become criminals. Why do they do what they do. It is the only way to stop the violence on children. Why do abusers abuse and kill children? Do they enjoy it? Is the so famous ‘uncontrolable urge’? Or is it something else ? What is it then ?
» This book is the result of many years of study and investigation as well as confrontations with the victims, the killers themselves and the surrounding of the victims and the killers. A few days after Julie and Melissa, two little girls of 8, were abducted in Belgium and more then one year found back murdered, burried in the garden of the serial killer Marc Dutroux, Carine Hutsebaut dressed a profile of the unknown criminal.
More than one year later, when the police finally arrested Marc Dutroux, her profile showed to be incredibly accurate. But the police had put it aside, not willing to adapt their way of working. Carine Hutsebaut is one of the first profilers in Europe and cooperated in hundreds of television debates, conferences. She also was and still is invited by radiostations and written press. She continues to attrack the attention to new technics and interogation-skills to help solve and if possible prevent this crimes.
Childhunters, a requiem of a childkiller, is a complaint, a emergency call, a case study and a model of profiling killers. But it is also a round up of what is possible in prevention and therapy. Carine Hutsebaut had specialized training at the Gracewell Institute of Birmingham, L’Ecole National de la Magistrature (Paris), Le Centre International de Sciences Criminelles (CISCP-Paris), School of Public Affairs, Departement of Justice, Law and Society (American University, Washington D.C.), Investigative Psychology (University of Liverpoolà, The Academy of Behavioral Profiling in California where she is still a member. She wrote several bestsellers as : Little Sinners – Church and Childtraffic, Profession : Profileuse (France), Il rôde encore parmis nous (He is still amoungst us – France), Profile of a serial Killer (Dutch), Interviews with a profiler (French version in Belgium).