After the rape of a young woman (32 years old) in Chemnitz, a suspect is now in remand. This was reported by the authorities on Wednesday.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, the crime took place on the 19th of December 2019 around 11 pm. However, the rape was initially concealed from the public at that time “in order not to jeopardize the ongoing investigations”, said Chief Public Prosecutor Ingrid Burghart on Wednesday in response to a request from the newspaper BILD.According to the report, the woman first visited the nightclub “Zukunft” on Leipziger Street – just like her suspected abuser, a 21-year-old man from Nigeria. When she left, the asylum seeker followed her and raped her on a nearby wasteland on the street Matthesstraße.He is said to have threatened the 32-year-old with a knife. When she fled, he was still chasing her and only let go of her when she approached passers-by.He is said to have threatened the 32-year-old with a knife. When she fled, he was still chasing her and only let go of her when she approached passers-by. The latter then waited with her in a nearby hallway until the sex offender had disappeared.
With clues from the victim and other witnesses from the nightclub, the suspected perpetrator could be identified. He was finally arrested on the 18th of January and has been in remand ever since.”Since the accused threatened the injured party with a knife during the crime, he must expect a prison sentence of at least 5 years if convicted,” stated the public prosecutor’s office.