An actor featured in Club van Sinterklaas has confessed to having sex with an underage girl in Deventer. Prosecutors asked the Zwolle District Court on Thursday to convict Tim de Z and sentence him to one year and six months in prison, including six months of conditional probation.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) has charged a 58-year-old man with using his position as an actor in a program produced for television and theatrical release to seduce a 17-year-old victim by dressing well. as an online series. De Z played Hoge Hoekte Piet, the most senior of Sinterklaas’ assistants.
He exchanged messages with his fans that gradually became sexual. “I thought it was very exciting,” the Amsterdam-based actor said on Thursday when the judges asked about the matter. He confessed that they touched each other’s genitals at his home in Amsterdam during the March 2022 meeting.
He finally booked a hotel room in Deventer for June 2022. On the way there, both the girl and the actor were captured by the police. Ms De Z claimed her dates in Deventer were meant to give her privacy to “cuddle up” in her hotel room, which could lead to sex.
Prosecutors claimed he promised to show her an exclusive video of his performance in exchange for sex.
The girl sent him 708 nude photos and videos of herself performing sexual acts. The images were made on de Z’s orders, prosecutors said. The Public Prosecutor’s Office considers this material child pornography.
“I feel guilty. I feel so ashamed and guilty,” De Z said.
In addition to the feature films and episodes of Club van Sinterklaas, the actor has appeared in films such as New Kids Turbo, TV series Moklo Mafia, Fricken Maastricht and Göde Tiden and Slechte Tiden. Also appeared in
Attorney Jantina Lamp said the impact of the criminal case is already huge for the actor. “Given the current state of affairs, it would be impossible for him to act or teach.” Lawyers say De Z did not actually abuse the girl. “He didn’t seduce her to have sex.”
Club van Sinterklaas said De Z has not been part of the cast for the past five years.
The court will deliver its verdict on June 29.
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