Cameramen get shot of files before the trial of Dutch Jacobus Marinus Van Nierop dubbed as "The dentist of the horror" on March 8, 2016 at the Nevers courthouse, central France. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES
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A Dutch man dubbed by French media the "dentist of horror" was set to go on trial Tuesday after allegedly causing horrific injuries to the mouths of more than 100 patients in France.Jacobus van Nierop, 51, ripped out healthy teeth and left dozens of patients in a remote French village with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia. He is charged with aggravated assault, as well as fraud over claims that he tried to rip off patients and insurance companies, and faces up to 10 years in prison and a 150,000 euro ($165,000) fine if found guilty.With the help of one of Van Nierop's assistants, Martin set up a victims' group in early 2013 to press charges, and it soon swelled to 120 members.
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