Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Germany: “Southern” suspects in the gang rape of 18-year-old girl free to go to school
A 18-year-old young woman was dragged into the woods in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and raped there by the group of 5, 12-14 year olds.
Locals were alarmed by their barking dog refusing to be calmed down around 10:15 pm on Friday. After finding the injured woman in their garden with 2 male figures they called the police.
The witnesses took care of the victim and their presence lead to the suspects fleeing on a nearby bikeway. According to the police the 5 boys are the main suspects in the rape but each of their roles in the crime's yet to be determined.
After questioning they were handed over into the custody of their parents during the weekend. One of them, a 14-year-old, was arrested again this morning.
The city doesn't want to have the boys partaking in any school activities while the investigation's ongoing and has asked for them to be relieved of mandatory attendance. Social workers however were unable to state whether any of the suspects did attend school this week.
4 of the 5 boys live in Mülheim. The police are still investigating the residency of the last suspect and weren't aware about what schools they attend.
Social services were already working with 2 families prior to the rape but were unwilling to share further information. They were also aware of the girls name beforehand and were asked to establish contact with her family for support.
The woman's being treated at a hospital and will receive further police assistance. Police declined to comment further to protect the victim during the investigation.
One of the 14-year-old boys was already known to police for a prior crime but no further information was given. The police further refused to comment on a report by the tabloid Bild on whether or not the perpetrators filmed the attack.
In Germany kids under the age of 14 aren't criminally liable and can therefore not be prosecuted.
Social services will now work with the 2 families of the 12-year-old boys and determine further steps up to taking their children away. Following this heinous crime the Police Union has restated their demand to lower the age of criminal liability to allow for the prosecution of younger perpetrators.
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