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In this photo dated May 16, 2009 Dutch dentist, Jacobus Van Nierop, is pictured in his dental office in Chateau-Chinon, France. Dutchman Jacobus Van Nierop dubbed the “horror dentist” by French media went on trial Tuesday March 8, 2016, facing charges of intentional violence and fraud. Dentist Jacobus Van Nierop could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 375,000 euros ($413,000) If convicted. More than 50 victims are seeking damages. Scores of people came forward with complaints ranging from multiple healthy teeth removed, pieces of tools left in teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen mouths between 2009 and 2013. His trial in the central-eastern town of Nevers is expected to last until March 18, with a ruling expected later. (AP Photo/Christophe Masson) FRANCE OUT

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