German police reportedly believe that over 2,000 men — mostly foreigners — sexually assaulted more than 1,200 women on New Years Eve across the country.
And authorities are finally admitting it is because of the refugee crisis.
“There is a connection between the emergence of this phenomenon and the rapid migration in 2015,” said Holger Munch, the president of the German Federal Crime Police Office, according to Fox News.
But a top German police official says it likely will be impossible to find many of the perpetrators of sexual offenses committed against women on New Year’s Eve.
The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR reported Monday, citing a draft Federal Criminal Police Office report, that police have concluded some 1,200 women were victims of sexual offenses in German cities, largely blamed on foreigners – including 650 in Cologne. They said police officers estimate more than 2,000 men were involved, but the report says only 120 suspects were found, “about half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany,” The Washington Post reported.
There have been four convictions so far.
The police office wouldn’t confirm the figures. Office chief Holger Muench told the broadcasters investigations haven’t yet been concluded but “we must assume (the perpetrators) of many of these acts can’t be found.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Main Street says
Then folks criticize Britain for voting to leave the EU. I’m no fan of England, but after reading articles like this, England did the right thing. Merkel is a joke.
Donna Slivka says
Donna Slivka says
women need to arm themselevs with tazers.
Arthur Hartsock says
These Syrian refugees lived where they were lucky to see a woman’s foot or ankle. Now they’re in the European culture where many women dress and act very uninhibited. Now these Syrian men’s hormones are going crazy because they haven’t seen this before-except maybe in movies. And of course their Muslim religion tells them this is wrong, and these women must be punished. So now they can rationalize the rapes in the name of religion. Religion makes lots of people crazy.