Oscar Dros, one of the Dutch police chiefs, called on the people to let the authorities do their duty, because there is a risk that other people will die in such circumstances, writes Digi24. He says about 250 such incidents have been reported so far – all of them have been attacked. Threats and harassment also take place on the Internet. Several Facebook groups have been set up to organize “pedophile hunters”.

The attack in Arnhem is the 250th incident in which pedophiles are “hunted” in the Netherlands, according to authorities.
Some teenagers in Arnhem started a “pedophile hunt” after reading about such incidents in other parts of the Netherlands.
The 30-year-old man, a former teacher, was called for sex on a chatroom dedicated to gay people. Authorities said he knew he was going to meet a minor.
The teenagers followed him and beat him brutally, and the man then died at the hospital.
The mayor of Arnhem said the crime had a negative impact on the community. Neighbors and former students of the victim went to the commemoration ceremony last week.

The lawyer for the 15-year-old boy, the initiator of the “pedophile hunt”, says that he came up with the idea because he was “bored because of quarantine”. He says he did not personally participate in the attack.

Seven teenagers have been arrested, six of them minors.