Schlagwort-Archive: Krefeld

Pfarrer Kerkhoff zu sechs Jahren Haft verurteilt

Landgericht Krefeld verurteilt Kinderschänder aus Willich. Taten in Südafrika bleiben ungesühnt

(2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Am 6. Februar hat die 2. Große Strafkammer des Landgerichts Krefeld einen Pfarrer des Bistums Aachen zu einer Haftstrafe von sechs Jahren verurteilt. Die Kammer sah es als erwiesen an, dass Georg Kerkhoff in insgesamt 25 Fällen des Kindesmissbrauchs schuldig ist, darunter in vier Fällen von schwerem sexuellen Missbrauch. Seine Opfer, zwei Brüder, waren damals elf und acht Jahre alt. Rund fünf Jahre lang nutzte er das Vertrauen der Eltern aus, um sich an den Schutzbefohlenen aus Nordrhein-Westfalen zu vergehen.

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© Pfarrer Georg Kerkhoff ist für schuldig befunden worden, in 25 Fällen Kindesmissbrauch begangen zu haben. Die 2. Große Strafkammer des Landgerichts Krefeld veurteilte den Kinderschänder zu sechs Jahren Haft. Allerdings bleiben seine mutmaßlichen Straftaten in Südafrika ungesühnt. Noch kann der 56-Jährige die Revision beim Bundesgerichtshof einlegen. (Symbolbild, Quelle: flickr/ Kelte 001)

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Pfarrer Kerkhoff und das Versagen der Kirche

Landgericht Krefeld verhandelt ab 9. Januar Kindesmissbrauchsfall gegen 56-jährigen Geistlichen

(2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Georg Kerkhoff ist ein schlanker Mann, 56 Jahre alt, trägt eine Brille und ist stets am lächeln. Der Pfarrer des Bistums Aachen muss sich ab dem 9. Januar 2015 vor der 2. Großen Strafkammer am Landgericht Krefeld dafür verantworten, in 26 Fällen Kinder missbraucht zu haben. Vom einstigen Lächeln dürfte nicht mehr viel übrig geblieben sein. Diese Angelegenheit belegt das grundsätzliche Versagen der katholischen Kirche, Missbrauchsvorwürfen in den eigenen Reihen entschlossen nachzugehen. Denn Konsequenzen blieben aus.

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© Über Jahre hinweg ignorierte das Bistum Aachen das auffällige Verhalten eines ihrer Pfarrer. Georg Kerkhoffs merkwürdiger Umgang mit Kindern blieb ohne Konsequenzen. Stattdessen ist er nach Südafrika versetzt worden. Auch dort fiel der Pfarrer auf. Im Januar 2015 wird gegen den Geistlichen in 26 Missbrauchsfällen am Landgericht Krefeld verhandelt. (Quelle: flickr/ trier51)

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Ubuntu in Germany Column

Anuga Trade Show in Cologne:  Photo essay on South African exhibitors

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

The Anuga Trade Show in Cologne is the largest trade show for the food service and catering market in the world. Alexandra Smit-Stachowski visited the South African pavilion and spoke to a few exhibitors.

© The Anuga Trade Show was held in Cologne recently. The South Africa Pavilion saw 40 exhibitors offering a wide range of products from sorbet sushi to ready-made African fast food.

© The Anuga Trade Show was held in Cologne recently. The South Africa Pavilion saw 40 exhibitors offering a wide range of products from sorbet sushi to ready-made African fast food.

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Ubuntu in Germany Column

South African government to rebuild trust and promote entrepreneurs

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

The South African government recognises it should improve service delivery, “rebuild trust with the NGOs” and address that the “inequality gap is widening,” said Nonceba Mashalaba, Chief Director: Programme Monitoring and Evaluation – The Incentive Development and Administration Division at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in Frankfurt recently.

© Strong female business leaders from Germany and South Africa met at the “Frauen in der Wirtschaft in Deutschland und Südafrika" roundtable hosted by Brand South Africa in Frankfurt, recently to exchange ideas. Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski attended this event.

© Strong female business leaders from Germany and South Africa met at the “Frauen in der Wirtschaft in Deutschland und Südafrika“ roundtable hosted by Brand South Africa in Frankfurt, recently to exchange ideas. Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski attended this event.

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Ubuntu in Germany Column

Goodbye Germany: Ubuntu columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski intends to trek back to South Africa

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

© Ubuntu columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski will leave Germany and to go back to South Africa, her birthplace. Her most important reason for this, is love.

© Ubuntu columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski will leave Germany and to go back to South Africa, her birthplace. Her most important reason for this, is love.

I recently flew to South Africa to have a short holiday with the man I had fallen in love with. After spending five days in Johannesburg, I decided that within the next year, I will move back to my mother country.

Leaving Germany – with its modern, efficient business-like manner and thriving economy for the multicultural, often haphazard and conflicted country at the bottom of the world map is not an easy decision but one I am making for several reasons – the primary one being love.

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Ubuntu in Germany Column

Some Whites fear Genocide if Madiba Passes, so the thesis by a group of Conservatives

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

It seems like a joke – a throwback to the early 90’s where whites packed tins in anticipation of civil war as negotiations between politicians got testy. It is deadly serious – there is a sector of the white population who fear if former President Nelson Mandela dies, there will be a bloodbath and they will be the victims.

© A group of conservative whites fear that when Madiba passes and the initial mourning period in South Africa has been observed, it will be a free-for-all for angry blacks to massacre them. Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski is checking this thesis.

© A group of conservative whites fear that when Madiba passes and the initial mourning period in South Africa has been observed, it will be a free-for-all for angry blacks to massacre them. Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski is checking this thesis.

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Ubuntu in Germany Column

South Africa would have handled the NSU trial better

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

Germany recently began the largest trial in its history post-WWII –the NSU trial, which is examining the murders of eight Turks, a Greek, a German policewoman and 15 bank robberies by a neo-Nazi gang over the period of seven years.

© National Socialist Underground (NSU) members Mundlos, Zschäpe and Böhnhardt. South Africa would have handled the NSU trial better, says Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski. (Source: Bundeskriminalamt)

© National Socialist Underground (NSU) members Mundlos, Zschäpe and Böhnhardt. South Africa would have handled the NSU trial better, says Ubuntu-Columnist Alex Smit-Stachowski. (Source: Bundeskriminalamt)

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