The court room in the German city of Freiburg, was the scene of a gruesome event on Thursday. No fewer than eleven immigrant men were charged in connection with an hour-long gang rape of a young girl. At the time of the crime in October 2018, the girl was 18 years old and the accused were aged 18-30 years.
The accusations were partly about direct participation in the gang rape, partly about the lack of help for the young victim, as she experienced a nightmare that will surely affect her for the rest of her life.
Ten of the eleven perpetrators are “refugees” from Syria, Iraq and Algeria. The main perpetrator, Majid H from Syria, received a five-and-a-half year prison sentence for the rape. The convicted criminal showed no sign of shame or remorse. By German standards, the perpetrators received relatively high penalties.
Instead, the gang of rapists felt they had to demonstrate their boredom with the court proceedings by mocking the victim: They sat down and laughed during the trial, showing their utter contempt for the “welcoming” society that had received them as refugees.
These criminals evidently live in their own parallel society, where they largely do what suits them.
The nightmare for the victim started when the 18-year-old wanted to go to a disco in October 2018 with a friend. One of the defendants drugged her and then raped her, according to German daily Tagesschau.
Because she was drugged and had lost control, Majid H exploited the situation cruelly and brutally. After he raped her, he summoned his comrades to rape her. For hours she lay in the bushes while being raped by a total of seven men.
German tabloid Bild reported that the version of the accused was quite different: the girl herself had supposedly demanded sex with many men. But that claim was rejected by the judge: “There is no evidence to suggest that she was out on sexual adventures.”
German law allows for the expulsion of persons who have committed serious sexual crimes such as this one. But even if a court rules on deportation, it is highly uncertain whether these criminals will ever be deported. Most of the perpetrators of the gang rape come from Syria.
A few days before the trial in Freiburg, neighboring Austria also experienced an attempted gang rape. It was apparently only prevented because a couple who were out walking their dog intervened. The three wanted perpetrators are described as “southern in appearance”, according to the Kronen Zeitung.