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Belgium paedophile Marc Dutroux asks for early release

4 February 2013 Last updated at 09:05 GMT

Belgium's most notorious convicted paedophile and murderer, Marc Dutroux, will go before a court on Monday, to put forward his case for early release.

Dutroux was jailed for life in 2004 for abducting, imprisoning and raping six young and teenage girls in the mid-1990s.

He was also convicted of murdering two of them. Another two starved to death during their captivity.

Richard Forrest reports.