Pauw: Former Netherlands player reveals sexual maltreatment

Pauw: Former Netherlands player reveals sexual maltreatment

Pauw: Former Netherlands player reveals sexual maltreatment

Pauw: Former Netherlands player reveals sexual maltreatment

  • Former Netherlands worldwide Vera Pauw said on Friday.
  • Sshe was physically mishandled by three men utilized inside Dutch football.
  • The police feeling that she got no help from the Dutch FA (KNVB).

Pauw said she made five reports to the Dutch FA and has as of late revealed her assault and rapes to the Dutch police.

The 59-year-old Pauw, who is presently the Ireland ladies’ public group mentor, played for the Netherlands from 1984-1998. She then started her training profession with Scotland ladies’ group, moving to mentor the Netherlands in 2004 for quite a long time.

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“For a long time I have left well enough alone from the world, from my family, from my partners… what’s more, I can now acknowledge, from myself,” Pauw wrote in a proclamation.

“Indeed, even those nearest to me have not known about the assault I persevered because of a conspicuous football official when I was a youthful player. Later two rapes by two different men were added to this record.”

Each of the three men were utilized inside Dutch football at the hour of the occurrences, Pauw said.


Pauw added that main those she trusted have known about the “methodical sexual maltreatment, maltreatment of force, harassing, terrorizing, confinement and outlining” she was presented to as a player and mentor in Dutch football.

“For the past number of years I have attempted to have my case heard in a fair and only way by the football experts in the Netherlands however without much of any result,” Pauw said.

“I can never again share the quiet.”

“That as of now feels like the start of the end for me yet I realize there will be more despair to come.

“In any case, (I) additionally trust that other youthful footballers and mentors who were presented to anything like (what) I endured will currently feel adequately daring to approach and share their accounts.”

The Dutch FA said in a proclamation shipped off Reuters that it was told by Pauw of her encounters last year, and along with her had chosen to begin a free examination.


“This examination has shown that the KNVB ought to have done various things in an unexpected way.

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Unfortunately, Vera in the past has been faced with various blunders of judgment and hurtful comments by (previous) workers,” it said.

The KNVB added that the report likewise showed it had neglected to enough answer first signals connecting with sexual maltreatment given by Pauw in 2011.

In any case, as per the KNVB, during last year’s examination Pauw had made it clear she would have rather not circled back to the claims about sexual maltreatment.

“We regarded that decision. Our expectation was to safeguard Vera”, the KNVB said. “In any case, we ought to have picked an alternate way.”


The KNVB said it would attempt to carry out the proposals given in the report and would attempt to resolve a type of pay for Pauw.

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