Belgian UNICEF Director Seized in Child Sex Case

From Reuters

The director for Belgium of UNICEF, the U.N. Children’s Fund, was arrested Thursday and charged with indecency and incitement to debauchery against children, the Brussels public prosecutor’s office said.

A UNICEF spokesman confirmed that Jozef Verbeeck, the 63-year-old head of the agency in Belgium, is being held.

Verbeeck’s detention follows the arrest last March of nine people said by the police to be responsible for a major international child pornography ring. They included a volunteer worker for UNICEF in Belgium who is awaiting trial.