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Ronald Alain JANSSEN






A.K.A: "Le Prof"
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Serial rapist
Number of victims: 3 - 15
Date of murder: 2007 - 2010
Date of arrest: January 1, 2010
Date of birth: February 6, 1971
Victims profile: Annick Van Uytsel, 18 / Shana Appeltans, 18, and her fiancÚ Kevin Paulus, 22
Method of murder: Bludgeoned to death / Shooting
Location: Belgium
Status: Sentenced to life imprisonment on October 21, 2011
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Ronald Alain Janssen (born February 6, 1971) is a Belgian serial killer who was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 3 people.


Ronald Jannsen was born on February 6, 1971 in Boorsem, Belgium. He had been a technical drawing teacher at a high school and was a divorced father of two daughters. He had been described as "quiet and withdrawn."

Jannsen was arrested after the January 1, 2010 shooting deaths of Shana Appeltans, 18, and her fiancÚ Kevin Paulus, 22, who were found in their burned car.

He confessed to killing 18 year old student Annick Van Uytsel in 2007. Annick van Uytsel had been cycling home when Jannsen forced her into his car at gunpoint and imprisoned her in his basement cellar for hours. He later bludgeoned her to death and placed her body, with weights attached, in a lake. He has been connected to as many as 15 murders dating back to 1991.

Jannsen is also suspected of committing twenty rapes since 2001. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on October 21, 2011.


'Quiet' teacher who confessed to three murders 'could be Belgium's latest serial killer'

By Graham Smith -

January 14, 2010

A school teacher who confessed to murdering his neighbours could be Belgium's latest serial killer, police have revealed.

Ronald Janssen, 38, admitted shooting Shana Appeltans, 18, and her fiancÚ Kevin Paulus, 22, on New Year's Day in his home town of Halan.

The divorced father-of-two - technical drawing teacher described as 'quiet and withdrawn' - then told detectives he murdered an 18-year-old student in 2007.

Now he is being linked to 15 other killings, usually the rape and murder of young women.

Janssen, who has been nicknamed 'Le Prof', said he stopped Annick van Uytsel as she was cycling home late one night and forced her at gunpoint to get into his car.

Then he drove her to his home and imprisoned her in his cellar for several hours.

After raping her and bludgeoning her to death, he attached weights to her body and dumped her in a canal. The body was recovered a year later.

Janssen washed the body to remove all clues and police said he would never have been suspected.

The teacher allegedly told police he began killing in the 1990s when he was a student, and has provided gruesome descriptions of his crimes - but no names or dates, saying he 'can't remember'.

Detectives believe they are dealing with a Jekyll and Hyde character, a popular teacher and father who is concerned about the effect the media coverage of his crimes is having on his daughters, aged eight and 11.

Prosecutors are now trying to link Janssen to the murders of two 24-year-old girls at Louvain University, near Brussels, while he was studying there in the 1990s.

Both victims were stabbed to death.

Police also want to question him about missing student Tanja Groen from Maastricht, Holland, who vanished in 1993 as she was cycling home from a party.

At the time Janssen lived a few miles away. No body has ever been recovered.

He is also suspected of at least five more murders, of two teenagers and three women in their twenties, which date back to 1991.

Janssen's widowed mother Hilde Houben, 63, said today: 'I've never seen my son chasing women. He's been a good son.

'I spoke to him by phone and he said it all happened in a moment of madness.

'I am devastated, but Ronny is still my boy. I must stand by him however hard that may be.'

Janssen's ex-wife Nathalie had been on good terms with her husband and had trusted him to look after their two daughters twice a week.

'I always thought he was a kind and gentle man,' she said. 'This killer is not the husband I knew.'



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