Germany: Ridiculously lenient sentences for Syrian gang rapists of a 14-year-old girl

Regarding the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Laupheim, the Regional Court of Ravensburg has now sentenced three accused men. For Judge Franz Bernhard it is obvious: The three men, then aged 19, 20 and 32, raped a 14-year-old girl on the 13th of November 2019 and sexually abused her 13-year-old girlfriend. They committed the crime in Laupheim, in the Vorholz solar park near the federal highway B30. All three were sentenced to prison for this.The men who had been remanded in custody since the crime had admitted to the sexual acts, but they stated that they were consensual and that the girls had not told them their age. “We don’t believe that,” said Judge Franz Bernhard in the verdict. According to the court, the 14-year-old girl had been made will-less – by alcohol and drugs. She even vomited several times and fell asleep.According to the court, the two girls had been using social media that night to ask where else they could hang out. Thereupon the three now convicted men are said to have contacted them. They picked up the girls that night and took them to the garage at the Laupheim solar park near the federal highway B30. There they then committed sexual assault on the victims.

The oldest of the accused, then 32 years old, was sentenced to a total sentence of 3 years and 6 months for a violation of the narcotics law and for sexual acts of the 14-year-old girl. He had also rented the garage in the solar park where the crime took place.

The youngest of the offenders, then 19 years old, was sentenced by the judge to 3 years and .6 months – both for rape and for other sexual acts with the 14-year-old. Also for the sexual abuse of children on the 13-year-old, who witnessed the rape of her friend. However, he was convicted under the juvenile criminal code. The Syrian’s personality, the court stated, had considerable deficits, both “with regard to his image of women and to education and language.

His brother, who was 20 years old at the time, was also sentenced to 3 years and 6 months by the Regional Court of Ravensburg according to adult criminal law. For sexual abuse of children, to the detriment of the 13-year-old and for sexual acts with her 14-year-old friend.

Two other men, aged 27 and 34 years, are said to have been involved. These were under investigation for failure to provide assistance and for drug offences. They are still at large, as the conditions for an arrest warrant have not been fulfilled.

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