5 Afghan Asylum Seekers Arrested for Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in Germany
Munich police arrest five men after German girl was raped in Merkel's liberal nation
Police in Munich have arrested five asylum seekers from Afganistan after a 15-year-old German girl claimed she was raped by the men.
Officers have apprehended five of the six-member group, all aged between 20 and 25-years-old, who preyed on the "socially challenged" girl after she was groomed by one of their gang, according to Bild.
The victim gave a statement to investigators that one man repeatedly raped her and that she had been gang-raped by five of his friends last month.
The young teenager told officers that the attacks were spread out across several different apartments in Munich.
According to the Daily Mail, the girl said she was afraid to defend herself because she thought they would beat her.
The Bavarian police are hunting one of their number who is still on the run.
The chief suspect denies any wrongdoing, claiming that all sex was consensual.
The age of consent is just 14-year-old in liberal Germany.
News of the assault comes as Angela Merkel's Germany reels from the horrific story of seven Syrian migrants gang-raping an 18-year-old girl on October 14.
Merkel Announces She Won't Seek Re-election Amid Disastrous Immigration Policies https://t.co/ondjMHRlDh— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 29, 2018
The Syrians between the ages of 19 and 29, along with a 25-year-old German, were arrested in Freiburg in the south-western German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
One of their gang is alleged to have provided her with ecstasy before raping her in bushes outside a nightclub and inviting others to join in.
The four-hour ordeal led to 500 marching through the streets on Monday night as nationalist groups criticized Merkel's liberal open-border policy.
Merkel who has held the Chancellorship since 2005 is stepping down at the end of her term in 2021.
Her coalition faced collapse after permitting the inflow of nearly a million refugees and asylum seekers as part of her "Willkommenskultur" - welcoming culture, in 2015.
German citizens believe the influx of "culture" is driving violent crimes rates higher than ever before.