In the summer of 2019, the rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl upset the Czech population. The suspected perpetrator: a rejected asylum seeker who had just been released from prison in Dresden. Now he is on trial.
Abdallah D. (30 years old) came to Dresden with the waves of refugees in 2015. He claimed to come from Mali, but is probably Libyan. In 2017 he rioted in the Dresden social welfare office, demanded a passport and a flight to the USA.
He threatened an employee: “I’ll wait for you after work. I’ll kill you.”
For this threat and fare dodging, he spent 46 days in jail in Dresden. He could not be deported because he had no passport.
On the day of his release he took the train to the Czech Republic and raped a 16-year-old schoolgirl. He was arrested, the police secured his sperm and saliva on the victim.
The trial was postponed for a long time, as Abdallah D. had been psychiatrically examined, according to the Czech media. The suspicion: he might suffer from schizophrenia (mental illness). In custody and in court he behaved conspicuously, gestured, could not sit still.
In a preliminary psychiatric report, however, it was also stated that it could not be ruled out that D. was only simulating. The trial will continue on June 4.