Eight migrants aged 14 to 17 and holding Bulgarian citizenship had sexually harassed the victim at a swimming pool in a Velbert, North Rhine-Westphalia, and dragged her into the woods as she was making her way home in the early evening, reports Der Spiegel.
Two of the six defendants — two more suspects will be tried separately after they have been extradited from Bulgaria, where they fled with their families after the attack — took turns raping the young teen while the others watched, at least one of them filming the assault on a mobile phone.
The migrants then brought her to a parking lot several hundred yards away, where the same two gang members raped her again, and then back to the woods — where, fortunately, they were interrupted by a walker who happened to be in the area.
The young girl was forced to testify at length in court as a result of one of the main defendants having “denied the act until the end and claimed that the sex was consensual”, according to a court spokesman — a claim dismissed as ridiculous by the judge.
“It’s absurd to imagine that a 13-year-old girl wants to voluntarily have sex with so many men,” they said.