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Kidnapped teen escapes four-night rape ordeal
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Kidnapped teen escapes four-night rape ordeal

Published: 17 Oct 2012 16:08 GMT+02:00
Updated: 17 Oct 2012 16:08 GMT+02:00

A man with a long history of sexual violence was arrested in northern Germany after a teenage girl he had kidnapped and repeatedly raped managed to escape and raise the alarm.

The 17-year-old girl identified only as Rebecca, had been walking home from a bar in Rostock on Friday night when, regional paper Express said, 28-year-old Mario B. grabbed her and threatened her with a knife.

He allegedly raped her on the street before taking her back to his house and tying her up. There, police believe he assaulted and raped her several more times over the following three days.

Officers said Rebecca survived her ordeal with enough wits about her to escape the house on Tuesday morning when Mario B. briefly left on an errand.

She was able to identify him to police who tracked him down via his mobile phone and arrested him in the city centre. He has already admitted kidnap, the paper said, although he will likely face charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment and aggravated battery.

He has spent around a decade in prison for various sexual and violent attacks since he was convicted of sexual assault aged just 14, and sent to a juvenile detention centre.

He was last released from prison last August after a three-year sentence, under a supervision order during which apparently no strange behaviour was observed.

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21:08 October 17, 2012 by raandy
At the very least, this monster should get a mandatory life sentence.
21:58 October 17, 2012 by gnuk-meke
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22:24 October 17, 2012 by Heinrich der Zweite
Although having lived here for forty years, i'll never come to terms with the BRD slap on the wrist prison sentences. So would somebody tell me what such a ba...rd's PROPER sentence would be in the US. It won't change anything here, but knowing such sentences exist always make me feel better.
02:13 October 18, 2012 by jonas28
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07:13 October 18, 2012 by MattyB
I love how the people who make these ridiculous prison sentences possible always drone on about the moral high ground. Can a society that turns these monsters loose on the general population truly ever claim the "moral high ground?" I firmly believe our prison systems have failed, and do indeed, fail to reform. However, I don't think the solution should be turning them into resort therapy spas. The mandatory sentence for such an open and shut case of rape should be immediate castration, and life in prison.
08:12 October 18, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
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11:52 October 18, 2012 by michael4096
For those complaining about light sentences in Germany. Remember that, unlike most countries, those considered still a threat to society are not released even after their sentence has been served in full.
04:09 October 19, 2012 by August6
To michael4096, You mean like this guy?
16:11 October 29, 2012 by Beachspirit
Germany is really to lenient on criminal elements. Murderers, neo nazi's, rapist, child predators...........It is really sick.
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