A pair of Moldovan migrants were viciously beaten by a mob at a French outdoor swimming pool after molesting two underage girls.
The incident occurred at around 4 pm over the weekend in the French commune of Draveil with the two migrants, said to be in their 30s, sexually assaulting a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old girl, Le Parisien reports.
Immediately after the assault, one of the girls screamed, alerting other bathers who attempted to attack the two men. The father of the young girls also joined in and is said to have beaten them both.
One of the migrants managed to escape the crowd and the violence and hid while the other had to be rescued by the pool’s security.
“One of the men has a head injury, a broken nose and wrist. The other has cracked ribs and swollen face,” a source close to the investigation said.
Abdel Ammari, director of the leisure centre where the attack occurred, said it was the first time such an incident had happened at the pool.
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“The consequences of these unacceptable behaviours could have been dramatic,” local Republican mayor Georges Tron said and added: “I will not hesitate a second to close the pool if this kind of incident happens again.”
The incident comes only weeks after a gang of 50 or so French youths, believed to be of North African origin, caused chaos in a swimming pool in the German border town of Kehl, shutting down the pool.
That same weekend, several other incidents occurred in French pools including in Draveil where three men in their twenties were said to have sexually assaulted two teenage girls while drunk.
Earlier this year in Italy, a migrant from Nigeria was also almost lynched by a crowd in Naples after attempting to rape a woman after dragging her into an alley near the city’s main train station.