The Mühlhausen district court sentenced a 24-year-old man to two and a half years in prison for attempted rape of a female pastor in Eichsfeld. The court found it proven that the man approached his victim in Leinefelde-Worbis in June and then pressed her to the floor to rape her. He also threatened the woman. Because she resisted and screamed, he let go of her. “No police, I know where you live,” he said before he ran away.In the courtroom, the victim identified the tolerated refugee from Iraq. DNA and traces of fibres also revealed him. The defendant said in court that he was ashamed – the woman could have been his mother.The 59-year-old had previously stated on the witness stand that she had been anxious since the assault and no longer went for walks alone. The accused was arrested shortly after the crime and has been in custody ever since. He lived in the immediate vicinity of the pastor’s flat in a shared accommodation.