Friday, July 06, 2018

Austria: Asylum seeker confesses rape of young woman

A 49-year-old Syrian is accused of raping a woman from Lower Austria. The man initially claimed to have been seduced by the young woman, but during the police interrogation he confessed and admitted the abuse, reports the daily Österreich. The alleged perpetrator is a Syrian Kurd who lives with his family in the town of Gmünd and has filed an application for asylum in Austria. The officers took the 49-year-old to Krems prison. This is the third incident of sexual violence in Lower Austria within the last two weeks in which an asylum seeker was involved.

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