German ISIS Recruit Charged With Murder of 5-Year-Old Slave
Member was part of the terror group's 'Morality Police.'
Prosecutors in Germany announced that a German female Islamic State recruit is facing 'war crime charges' after she allowed a five-year-old girl she kept with her husband as a slave to die of thirst.
The 27-year-old German citizen, Jennifer W., bought the child as a household "slave" in 2015 before leaving her to die chained outside in unbearable temperatures, according to prosecutors.
The child slave soon became ill and began wetting the bed, so as the Jihadi couple chained her outside without access to water until she died of thirst.
“After the girl fell ill and wet her mattress, the husband of the accused chained her up outside as punishment and let the child die of thirst in the scorching heat,” German Federal prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
“The accused allowed her husband to do so and did nothing to save the girl,” the statement added.
Jennifer W. traveled to Iraq from Germany in August 2014 where she joined ISIS the following month.
"Her task was to ensure that women comply with the behavioral and clothing regulations established by the terrorist organization," said the statement.
The young slave was part of a group of prisoners of war that Jennifer W. and her husband purchased in 2015, according to the BBC.
The child was allegedly a member of the Yazidi minority after Islamic State perpetrated genocide against the minority group before pushing them out of their native northern Iraq.
Following the Sinjar massacre in August 2014, it is believed 10,000 women and children were sold as slaves.
The German "jihadi bride" could now face the death penalty for co-operating with the Islamic State.
Investigators say the Jennifer W. carried out the task as part of the ISIS police group.
“For intimidation, the accused carried a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a pistol, and an explosives vest,” the prosecutor’s office said.
By 2016, she returned to Turkey to apply for new German identity papers at the embassy in Ankara before being arrested and deported to Germany.
Due to lack of evidence against her, authorities allowed her to return to her home in Lower Saxony but was arrested after being caught trying to return to Syria.
Around 200 have left Germany to for Syria and Iraq, but many have returned.