Saturday, December 22, 2018

German judge sentences: Sexual assault by an Afghan man on a 13-year-old girl is not child abuse

Judgment in the trial of a 19-year-old Afghan man who had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl. Contrary to the charges, the perpetrator was not convicted of child abuse and received only 2 years in juvenile detention. The judge took the defendant's side in the trial and assumed that the defendant was of the opinion that the girl was at least 14 years of age or older. Thus, he argued, the accusation of child abuse was null and void.Facts do not seem to matter much before German courts - at least if the defendant is an asylum seeker. Then also left-wing judges effectively stand up for sexual offenders. Judge Ulf Thiele put the exculpatory words into the defendant's mouth in order to achieve a mild sentence.In the present case, according to the newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt, the 19-year-old Afghan "Ruhan P." had abused a 13-year-old girl. The schoolgirl, who presumably came from a do-gooder household, had gone together with two friends (16 and 17 years old) to the refugee shelter on Sandkamp street in Bad Oldesloe (Schleswig-Holstein) to spend a "sociable" afternoon there with three so-called refugees.The three girls climbed through a window into the shelter to celebrate a cheerful shelter party with plenty of alcohol and marijuana joints.During the dubious party, the asylum seekers had already tried to get sexual contact with the girls. Again and again they addressed the topic of sex and made efforts to become intimate with their girlfriends. The guards, however, put a stop to the asylum gang bang and finally expelled the two older girls from their accommodation. They themselves live in sheltered residential groups and have hardly been warned by their carers against dealing too carelessly with Muslim-minded men.The 13-year-old remained in the asylum for reasons that had not yet been clarified. When she finally tried to disappear through the window, the 19-year-old defendant followed her. At first, the Afghan forced her to give him a kiss. Finally, he threw her to the ground, kissed her, touched her under the bra and fixed her in the meadow with pushing movements.The girl defended herself by pushing away, kicking and screaming and thus freed herself. Only then did the defendant let go of her and stroll back to the refugee shelter, while the girl ran to the nearby federal highway 75 and met passers-by there who called the police. In court, the Afghan sex offender played an extremely perfidious part. At first he remained silent about the crime and waited for all the testimonies. He then adapted his testimony to that of the witnesses and tried to gain an advantage. And he even got support from Judge Ulf Thiele himself. In favor of the accused, he blamed the victim for a contributory factor: the girls had also been overly frivolous by German standards, said Judge Thiele.The Afghan had also been able to consider the girl to be 14 years old and so she was no longer subject to child abuse, the benevolent judge found. The local court in Ahrensburg sentenced the 19-year-old Afghan to a juvenile sentence of two years, which he must serve as a prison sentence.

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