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Iraqi migrant who raped 10-yr-old at swimming pool gets jail term extended

Published Dec 15, 2016, 4:04 pm IST
Updated Dec 15, 2016, 4:08 pm IST
The accused will now spend a longer time behind the bars for the henious crime that he committed.
(Representational Photo: AP)
 (Representational Photo: AP)

Vienna: A 20-year-old migrant who was accused of raping a 10-year-old boy in Austria after terming the attack as 'sexual emergency', was slapped with an extended jail term.

The accused had reportedly told investigators that though he knew it was a mistake, he committed the act as ‘it was a case of sexual emergency’.

According to a report in Daily Mail, the migrant, who worked as a taxi driver in Vienna, had told the police that he could not help himself as he had ‘excess sexual energy’, and that he did not mean to scar the child.

The 10-year-old was brutally raped by the migrant in a swimming pool cubicle at The Resienbad, and was found crying by the lifeguard. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, while the police found the migrant on the spot, amusing himself by diving into the pool over and over again.

On being questioned by the police, he responded saying that though he knew such an act was 'forbidden in any country of the world', it was a sexual emergency as he had not had sex in past four months. He added that he was not always sick as he had a wife and a daughter back home in Iraq.

According to official records, the migrant entered Austria through the Balkans last September.

The police did not reveal the details of the rape, which took place on December last, to protect the identity of the victim. But information emerged on Facebook, prompting the police to request sensitivity in matters concerning migrants, as ‘they have been through a lot.’

Location: Austria, Wien, Wien


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