Failed Asylum Seeker Arrested for Rape of Woman out Jogging

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police men control arriving visitors at the entrance to the 2016 Oktoberfest beer festival area at Theresienwiese on September 17, 2016 in Munich, Germany. The 2016 Oktoberfest is taking place under heightened security due to fears over international terrorism. The fest will be open to …
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A 34-year-old failed Nigerian failed asylum seeker has been arrested in Bavaria after being suspected of raping a young woman who was out in a park jogging along a walking trail.

The attack occurred at around 10 am on Saturday while the unidentified woman was out jogging along a walking path near the Simssee lake in the Bavarian city of Rosenheim. The Nigerian is said to have held the woman down against her will until she was able to break free and run away, German broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk reports.

According to police, the African migrant joined the woman as she was jogging and chatted with her briefly. After talking with her, he allegedly grabbed her and forced her to the ground and engaged in sexual acts.

The woman was able to fight the 34-year-old off and ran from him. He followed her until she ran across another man out jogging. The failed asylum seeker then fled the scene.

The police were later able to arrest the Nigerian man after given a description by the victim shortly after they arrived on the scene.

Migrant crime has been on the rise in Germany since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, but many have become outraged at crime committed by failed asylum seekers who are supposed to be deported.

Last week a failed asylum seeker from the African nation of Mali was arrested, accused of brutally murdering a Romanian prostitute in Regensburg. The man then looted her home after strangling the 33-year-old to death.

The largest terror attack in recent years in Germany, the Berlin Christmas Market massacre, was also committed by a failed asylum seeker. Tunisian failed asylum seeker Anis Amri killed a dozen people in late December by ramming a car through the packed Christmas market.

Many in Germany were outraged when it was revealed that authorities had the opportunity to deport Amri a full month before the attack took place.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to increase the number of deportations late last year, but due to pressure from leftist groups and lack of documentation many, like her coalition partner Horst Seehofer, view the task as “almost impossible”.

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