Friday, October 5, 2018

German dad charged for protecting his daughter against sexual assault by migrant

A man protecting his 21-year-old daughter against a bottom groping African will be charged with causing bodily harm.

At the Munich Hackerbr├╝cke train station, a drunk 28-year-old migrant from Eritrea grabbed a German woman under her skirt on Tuesday.

When her dad saw the sexual assault, he punched the African man in the face to make him stop.

An employee of the German railway company Deutsche Bahn, witnessed the incident and alerted federal police.

The German police decided to file 2 charges: One against the migrant for sexual assault and one against the dad for causing bodily harm.

Many Germans were shocked by the case against the dad, believing the man acted in defence of his daughter. Comments below a Facebook post regarding the charges show that many don't understand why the dad's being punished for protecting his daughter.

"It's up to the judiciary to assess the case. There's a suspicion that there were 2 crimes, one sexual harassment and the other a physical injury. The police are required by law to bring both," spokeswoman Petra Wiedmann of the Munich police says.

She advises people to use ‘other options’ when a crime occurs at the station. People should address the security forces on the ground in a preventative way if something suspicious occurs, she adds.

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