Nine Iraqi men accused of gang-raping German teacher for hours

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More

Nine Iraqi men from the same family have gone on trial in the Austrian capital Vienna accused of the New Year’s Eve 2015 gang rape of a 28-year-old German teacher.

gang rapeThe men belonged to the same family accused of gang-raping German teacher.

Prosecutors charged the Iraqi men with ‘abuse of a defenseless person and rape in a very humiliating and agonizing way for the victim.’

At the opening of the trial on Tuesday the court heard how the woman, identified only as Sabine K., was ‘blind drunk’ when she went with the men to an apartment.

Standing trial most of the men deny the charges but DNA from six of them was found in or on her body.

The judge in Austrian court heard how the victim arrived in Vienna on December 28 2015 to spend the New Year with a female friend in the city.

December 31st midnight they wandered into the city Centre to join milling crowds celebrating the arrival of 2016 and at 2am were seen drinking in a bar-restaurant called Cactus.

Shortly before 3am Sabine’s friend noticed she was no longer there and was told by another patron that the men she had been talking with had ‘taken her away.’

Accused men aged between 22 and 45, all arrived in Austria between May and December 2015 via the Balkan route.

At the time of the attack, five of them had cemented their right to stay, the applications of the other four were still pending.

Austrian Judge Petra Poschalko heard how the woman was taken by four of them to an apartment in Vienna’s Rustenschacher Allee, where five other men were waiting.

Sabine later said she found herself naked on a double bed being assaulted by the men one after the other.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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