Girl, 17, is ‘raped’ and her 14-year-old sister is sexually assaulted as she tried to save her when group of Syrian migrants surrounded them at German public swimming pool
- Three Syrian teenagers arrested in Munich for attack on girls at public pool
- The three boys, all aged under 15, circled the two girls then groped them
- One was arrested for rape and the other for assault, it has been reported
- It comes as concerns grow over the New Year mass assaults in Cologne
- Far right protesters vandalised ethnic shops during hate spree last night
The three boys are alleged to have surrounded the 17-year-old girl in the pool before one of them groped her underneath her swimming costume, in an offence deemed rape under local law.
When the girl’s sister, 14, tried to make them stop, she too was groped by the trio of teenagers, who were all aged under 15.
The girls managed to flee and raise the alarm with the lifeguard at the swimming pool, who called police.
Because the asylum seekers were only 15, they were not remanded in custody and were released, and will be prosecuted under juvenile law.
The main offender’s two friends were arrested for assault for taking part in the attack.
News of the arrest comes after more than two hundred women reported being sexually assaulted by groups of mostly Arab or North African men in Cologne during New Year celebrations.
Police say 553 criminal complaints have been filed, with about 45 per cent involving allegations of sexual offences, and most of the suspects identified so far are foreign nationals.
The attack have been seized by right-wing groups as evidence that chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy is a failure.
And more than 200 masked right-wing supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig last night, breaking windows and vandalising buildings.
Meanwhile, German police also claim to have
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