ANP Thijs Römer
NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 12:15
Actor Thijs Römer is appealing against the prison sentence imposed on him by the court at the beginning of this month. The court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden confirms this to NOS. The Public Prosecution Service is also appealing.
Römer abused three underage girls online between 2015 and 2017 and was sentenced to three months in prison, two of which were suspended and a community service of 240 hours. The court’s verdict was heavier than the demand of the Public Prosecution Service.
The court in Assen found it proven that the actor seduced his victims through private conversations on social media into sexual acts and sending nude photos. Römer’s lawyer argued that this could not be proven on the basis of the screenshots of the victims.
The appeal will be heard in Leeuwarden. A date is not yet known.