Syrian Refugees Gang-Rape Innocent Young Woman in Germany
German police have arrested eight people, including seven Syrian refugees and a German citizen, over their suspected involvement in a group sexual assault on a 18-year-old woman in the city of Freiburg.
The incident took place on the night of October 14 but the police only issued a detailed report on the matter after all major suspects were detained. The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, attended a disco party at one of the local clubs, where she became acquainted with a Syrian asylum seeker, the police said in a statement.
He bought her a drink and the pair then left the club together, the statement adds. The man is alleged to have then dragged the woman into nearby bushes and raped her. The perpetrator then left his victim in the bushes and returned to the club to "call his friends," the German Bild daily reports.
The woman was subsequently raped by at least seven other men. According to police, the victim could not resist the assaults and was left "completely defenseless" as she was allegedly "intoxicated" by an unknown substance. German media reported that the drink the Syrian bought her might have contained "knockout drops" or some drugs.
The woman survived the encounter and filed a complaint to the police the next day. In the two weeks following the assault, officers detained seven Syrian nationals, who "were mostly living in the refugee shelters" in and around Freiburg, as well as a German citizen. The investigators also said that they "cannot rule out that other persons were involved" in the incident.