The Dutch actor Tim de Z. has been convicted of sexual abuse with an underage girl. The man who, among other things, played in The Santa Claus Club (1999–2009), is sentenced to nine months in prison.
Fan of High Height Piet
According to the judge, Tim de Z. exchanged messages with a 17-year-old girl from Deventer. According to the actor, she was a fan of him as Hoge Hoogte Piet in the Club van Sinterklaas series. The messages became increasingly sexual and eventually the contact led to a meeting in his Amsterdam house, where they touched each other’s genitals. Tim de Z. knows this himself.
When the actor and the underage girl agreed in June 2022 in a hotel room in Deventer, they were arrested by the police on their way there. Tim de Z. admits that otherwise in the hotel room it ‘might have come to sex’. In total, the girl sent about 700 messages to the actor, including nude photos and videos. According to the judge, these would have been commissioned by the actor.
Lots of supporting roles
In addition to his role as Hoge Hoogte Piet in the Club van Sinterklaas series, Tim de Z. also had supporting roles in series such as Baantjer (1995–2006), Macro Mafia (2018– ) in sihame (2022– ). Six months of the nine-month prison sentence are suspended.