Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightNetherlands Policeimage captionNicky Verstappen was found dead after disappearing from his tent at a summer camp in the province of Limburg

A 58-year-old man has been jailed for 12 and a half years in one of the Netherlands' most notorious crimes in recent years.

Jos Brech was found guilty by a court in the southern city of Maastricht of sexually abusing 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen and abducting him in acts that led to his death.

But he was cleared of manslaughter, because of insufficient evidence.

Nicky Verstappen disappeared from a tent in a summer camp in August 1998.

His body was found in woodland the next day, 11 August.