The Bielefeld Regional Court on Wednesday acquitted nine young men of accusations of raping a 14-year-old girl in Harsewinkel in the Gütersloh district. However, two of the nine defendants have to work eight community service hours each because of the distribution of pornographic juvenile literature and sexual assault – they had touched the girl against her will. They had filmed the sexual acts of the other young men in the party cellar in November 2017 and posted them on the Internet. The behaviour of the accused was morally not acceptable, but not punishable, the court justified the verdict. The girl had not been able to explain whether she had not initially voluntarily participated. At first, everything seemed very clear. The 14-year-old had arranged to meet one of the suspects at the end of 2017. In a private house, five more boys were added, all between the ages of 14 and 19. The minor was presumably the victim of serious sexual assaults in the basement of the house.They drank together, then five of the group allegedly raped the girl and recorded the incident on film. Then they would have accompanied the heavily drunk girl to a park and then called an ambulance. The paramedics had also informed the police.At first the authorities had not gone public to conduct initial investigations for reasons of the protection of minors.At first the authorities had not gone public to conduct initial investigations for reasons of the protection of minors. After a right-wing populist Internet blog had reported about the crime, details became public. Among the young men are three Syrian citizens.