Oklahoma police have arrested Australian Trevor Rombouts for a 30 year child abusing spree including a 2 week old baby in Victoria !
Sadly you read that correctly, an Australian has been arrested in the USA after allegedly sexually abusing children all over the world, while on the run for the past 30 years.
He has allegedly abused children of all ages, boys and girls and allegedly as young as a 2 week old baby.
Rombouts had a preferred method of hunting his prey, he would groom a single mother, move in with her and then allegedly abuse her children. When she realised what he had done, he would simply pack up and leave, not just the town but the state and often the entire country, before law enforcement could catch up with him.
He is accused of sexually assaulting children in Australia, the US and possibly Europe. Oklahoma authorities said Trevor Rombouts’ youngest alleged victim was a two-week-old baby in Victoria.
The 52-year-old has been on the run since Victorian police issued warrants for his arrest in the late 1990s. This clearly is a predator,’ Detective Lieutenant Jillian Phippen, of the Tulsa Police Department’s special victims unit in Oklahoma, told AAP on Wednesday.
Tulsa detectives began investigating Rombouts last year when a victim in Oklahoma came forward to say he had assaulted her for several years when she was younger. Two of Rombouts’ alleged US victims were in Oklahoma and a third was in Texas.
‘Once we started looking at it my detective was like, “There’s going to be more victims just because of his behaviour and how he was treating the victim”,’ Lt Phippen said.
‘Once he started diving into the investigation that’s what happened.
‘We found more victims who were able to come forward and tell their story.
‘We reached out to Australia where he lived and we received information back saying he had been looked at there for child molestation as well.
‘Our red flags went up and we knew this was a predator and he was not going to stop.’
The investigation also found Rombouts had lived in Europe and he might have victims in Belgium, Lt Phippen said. They tracked Rombouts down in Joplin, Missouri on Monday and took him into custody. The Australian warrants from the 1990s relate to the alleged abuse of three young children, including a baby who was just two weeks old.
Tulsa prosecutors have charged Rombouts with two counts of child sexual abuse and two counts of lewd molestation.
You have to wonder how much value someone like this adds to our society, how would it be possible to “rehabilitate” someone like this, how someone who has allegedly sexually abused a 2 week old baby, a totally defenceless innocent child, could possibly offer something to society worth preserving.
Surely people like this should just be locked up and the key thrown away. Surely there can be no argument from anyone about that.
If you or someone you know was abused by this alleged predator, please come forward. Ring the police and help them make their case against this guy, so they can put him away for a very, very long time !