Dismissal for abuse magistrate

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The Independent Online
The Belgian Supreme Court dismissed the acclaimed chief investigator of a murderous child porn ring, disregarding widespread pleas to keep the magistrate on the case. The ruling was certain to raise a storm of protest after the justice system had been criticised for mishandling several key cases before investigating judge Jean-Marc Connerotte restored some credibility.

Mr Connerotte became a national hero in August after saving two children from the secret dungeon of a convicted child rapist, an inquiry that led to the bodies of four young kidnapped girls and a network of child porn. AP - Brussels