Girl at centre of rape row spent night by friend: police
AFP/DPA/The Local · 29 Jan 2016, 12:39
Published: 29 Jan 2016 12:39 GMT+01:00
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Data from the girl’s mobile phone revealed that she had spent the days when she had been reported missing at a friend's house, contradicting her statement to police that she had been abducted and raped by immigrants, a spokesperson for the Berlin prosecution service said on Friday.
The girl went missing on January 11th and her family initially told police she had been abducted by three immigrants and raped repeatedly over the course of 30 hours.
After Russian broadcasters reported on the story - stirring up anger against German authorities among Russian immigrants in the Bundesrepublik - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov waded into the debate, claiming Germany was covering up the facts.
Berlin responded by saying it was "unacceptable" for Russia to politically exploit the incident.