Belgian police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a 14-year-old girl. On the train from Bruges to Beernem, he tried to push his genitals into the teenager’s mouth. “Since then, I have had nightmares and I only see this image in front of me in the middle of the night,” says the victim of the Flemish investigation program. Faroek.
On Tuesday March 16, just after 6 p.m., the teenager wants to return from Bruges by train. She had an extra lesson in school and was therefore a little later than usual. “My train was already there and I immediately looked for a seat. I was on the phone and so I looked for a place where I was alone, ” says the young girl from the survey program. Just before the train departs at 6:34 p.m., camera footage shows a man dressed in gray walking down the escalators. He says something to the conductor then walks in from the back.
“The train left and I saw him walking and looking for a place in the car,” says the victim, who prefers to remain anonymous. “Suddenly he sat down next to me for about five seconds, but suddenly he left. “Is he going to hurt me or is he just waiting for someone?” I thought it was very strange. At one point he was three rows in front of me and I saw him at the window. He looked at me and I didn’t feel comfortable, ” says the 14-year-old.
The teenager then decides to secretly record the man. “I saw then that he was busy with his pants on. He continued to search. When I stopped filming, he approached me. By then, the suspect had already partially removed his pants. “He came up to me with his genitals and tried to lower his head.” Luckily, the girl manages to push the man away and heads for another car, screaming and crying.
The suspect walks in the other direction and is lucky that the train stops right at Beernem. Since then, all traces of him have disappeared. It can still be seen on camera footage in the station. There you can see how he walks on the slopes. The man is filmed for the last time on the station square.
“I felt very dirty. The way he came to me with his genitals… I was in shock and never thought something like this could happen. I didn’t see it coming at all, ” said the victim.
Police distributed camera footage of the man in hopes of locating him. At the time of the events, he was wearing light gray pants, a gray sweater with inscription and a gray cap. The victim hopes that the perpetrator will be quickly arrested. “I just want to know who it is. Maybe I know him without knowing it? Since then, I have had nightmares and I am much more afraid. I wake up in the middle of the night and only see this image in front of me, ” says the teenager.
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