Failed Asylum Seeker on Trial for Raping 9-Year-Old Girl

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 26: A Justice officer stands in the courtroom prior to the Daniel M. trial on charges of spying for the Swiss government, on October 26, 2017 in Frankfurt Main, Germany. German authorities accuse Daniel M., a former policeman from Zurich, of having spied on …
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A failed 27-year-old African asylum seeker from Niger, West Africa is currently on trial in a German court, accused of raping a nine-year-old girl.

African migrant Seydou N. is accused of brutally raping the nine-year-old earlier this year at the Elbwiesen nature reserve in Dessau-Roßlau after approaching the young girl on his bike, German tabloid Bild reports.

According to prosecutor Julia Legner, “the girl was there in the morning with her teddy under her arm to play in the meadow.”

Legner added that the migrant allegedly passed her by on his bike and came back to speak with her, “He said to her, ‘Beautiful baby, beautiful baby ‘. When the injured party told him to leave her alone, he pushed her to the ground. He licked her face and threatened, ‘I kill you’, as she screamed and struggled.”

“The defendant then had intercourse with the child. With her 28 kilos, she had no chance against the adult who weighs 80 kilograms,” Legner added.

The man had previously applied for asylum status in Germany but the prosecution noted that his application expired just a week after the attack.

Following his arrest police also found a butterfly knife in his backpack, leading to charges of illegal weapons possession along with the rape of a minor.

The lawyer for the victim has said that the incident has drastically changed the young girl, stating that she now suffers from severe anxiety, sleep disorders and mood swings and does not dare leave her home by herself.

The case is just the latest to involve a migrant raping a young underage girl in Germany. Earlier this year, Iraqi migrant Ali Bashar was convicted for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Jewish girl Susanna Feldman but announced he would be appealing the ruling.

While there have been many high-profile cases in the German media of migrants raping underage girls, officials in a district of northern Germany earlier this year in March were accused of covering up child sex abuse so not to “stir up prejudice.”

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