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Rape victim, 12, secretly filmed attack

The Local · 29 Sep 2010, 15:19

Published: 29 Sep 2010 15:19 GMT+02:00

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Cologne daily Express reported on Wednesday that the girl from the Rhineland city of Mülheim installed a concealed video camera in her room after she had already been raped at least 17 times over several years.

Her stepfather, 70-year-old Greek Georgios A., denied the allegations, the paper reported.

“I have never seduced her, rather her me, I swear it,” he said through a Greek-German interpreter. “She must have put something in my drink. I don’t remember anything.”

The state prosecutor accuses the man of seriously sexually assaulting the girl, who is now 13, at least 17 times between 2006 and May 2010.

“I want you. We’ll do it now, my girl,” the man is alleged to have said before each attack.

The man also tied the girl up and threatened to kill her, prosecutors say.

The girl hatched her plan in May, hiding the camera in her room. When her stepfather raped her, the attack was recorded.

“You can clearly recognize in the images who is the perpetrator and who is the victim here,” judge Christoph Kaufmann said, according to the paper.

The girl showed the pictures to her teacher and her stepfather was promptly arrested. Because he continued to deny the charges, the victim had to testify for several hours on Tuesday, during which she clung to a teddy bear.

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The girl now lives in a foster home and is "traumatised," the paper said. Her mother moved to another country after the case became public knowledge.

The court is expected to rule on the case on October 8.

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18:15 September 29, 2010 by NYsteve
My heart goes out to this poor girl.....how incredibly brave she was/is.....one of the saddest parts is she KNEW it was going to happen again so she set up the camera.....rest easy little one...
18:23 September 29, 2010 by closeenough
Its very sad to think of all the kids who are not able to prove or speak out about these kinds of crimes. Its not easy being a kid in too many families. I hope they lock this guy up for the rest of his life.
19:10 September 29, 2010 by DinhoPilot
Digital generation enpowered. Very sad case though
19:11 September 29, 2010 by auniquecorn
The mother fled the country because she knew what that Bas### was doing, and did´nt do nothing to stop it.
20:48 September 29, 2010 by The-ex-pat
17:22 September 29, 2010 by nicht verstehen

@DanHessen: That's some serious sh**, he'll go to prison for sure.

Don't hold your breath...........
00:40 September 30, 2010 by Prufrock2010
I agree with closeenough and the others who believe that this monster should be locked up for the rest of his wretched life. I think he should also be allowed to mingle with the rest of the prison population who have their own opinions about baby rapists and know how to deal with them.

I'm also disturbed by the fact that the child was forced to testify in open court, adding unnecessarily to her trauma and humiliation. She could have testified and authenticated the tapes before a judge in camera, shielded from the public and the media. My heart goes out to this courageous and enterprising child.
06:49 September 30, 2010 by ErickDDiaz
German Justice the same as California. 6 months in Jail, Mental eval, prozac, followed by 2 years in Half way house unmonitored. Then all the state benefits for life. But if taxes are missed or skipped the book is thrown at you.
10:58 September 30, 2010 by tallady
What a brave little girl...to be able to stop this cruelty on her own..and what a coward her mother was to leave her on her own...
14:00 September 30, 2010 by Prufrock2010
No, Erick, in California this man would be sentenced to life in a maximum security prison, and that sentence would be cut short through the intervention of the other inmates in the yard who have their own ways of dealing with baby rapers. This man's life expectancy would be about six months, max.
02:31 October 1, 2010 by JohnPaul44
Did the mother belong to some "culture" that believes that a woman who has been raped is worse than the man who raped her?
13:36 October 1, 2010 by JohnBS1
What an amazingly brave girl - kudos to her. Hopefully others who are forced into these situations can take this as an example of how to obtain the required evidence. Hopefully they will not be put through a public interrogation like this brave girl was. The courts actions are almost as appalling as those of the stepfather and they should be made to support her through the trauma that undoubtedly caused her
22:53 October 1, 2010 by JohnPaul44
There seems to be no doubt here that the stepfather, and maybe the mother, should be put away for a long time, but after all the emotion clears away, the facts of the case should be carefully examined. Often, things are not as simple as they seem. I have read that the reason the police are very careful about investigating reports of rape is that about half of all reports of rape eventually turn out to be false. I believe that a false report of a felony is legally a felony in itself, but how many cases where women falsely scream "rape" are the women ever prosecuted as felons?

I am certainly not saying this particular report was false, but the facts of all such cases should be carefully scrutinized. If even a small fraction of reports of rape are false, that damages all women and the women involved should be prosecuted.

I can already hear the outraged screams!!!
03:54 October 2, 2010 by spbigger
It is too bad the German court put this little girl through such trauma with her testamony.They certainly had no compassion for her and seem to be uninterested in helping her. Sam in townville, SC(USA)
07:17 October 2, 2010 by Dr. A. Leow
I am deeply saddened by such an inhuman act committed by someone who has been entrusted with the awesome responsibilities to be a "father" (stepfather) for a little child of 9 years in age. This beast should be locked up for the rest of his life time for this hideous act. It breaks my heart to read that "the victim had to testify for several hours on Tuesday, during which she clung to a teddy bear." May the Lord God all mighty shows mercy, protection and care to this little girl all throughout her life hence forth!

Dr. A. Leow
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