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Rapist admits 1,000 sex offences, gets 10 years

The Local · 11 Oct 2010, 16:02

Published: 11 Oct 2010 16:02 GMT+02:00

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“I can only apologise to everyone,” the 46-year-old father from the Eifel region, identified as Jörg P., told the court as the two-day trial came to an end.

During the court proceedings, an expert said that P. suffered pathological sex addiction. He will serve his time in a secure psychiatric facility.

“He can then only be freed when he is deemed no longer dangerous by experts,” spokesperson for the court Martin Machalitza said.

The man, a locksmith by trade, was tried for nine rapes or attempted rapes, but during the trial confessed to more than 20 rapes and 1,000 other sex offences, mostly indecent exposure.

In many of these incidents, Jörg P. pretended he could not move his arms in a “pity ploy” to lure women to help him urinate, whereby he committed the sexual acts.

The crimes, mostly indecent exposure, occurred between 1995 and 2010 in Krefeld, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Aachen, Venlo and Eupen, Belgium.

The accused said that he was dyslexic, and therefore got a “special kick” out of abusing well-educated women, using his tactic predominantly in university cities, targeting students, female doctors and psychologists.

Investigator Claudia Stickelbrock of the Krefeld police said P. had even committed sex crimes while on vacation with his wife and children near Lake Constance.

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His wife has since filed for divorce, changing both her name and the names of their children.

“My client just wants to begin therapy as soon as possible,” his lawyer Thomas Ohm said, adding that he believed the man could be rehabilitated.


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Your comments about this article

16:40 October 11, 2010 by dcgi
That works out at about one instance every 5-6 days... . Do we really have to scar so many people before this piece of **** gets throw in jail?
17:03 October 11, 2010 by AirForceGuy
Doesn't anybody else think this is a light sentence? We're taking 1000 offences....
18:34 October 11, 2010 by Eastard

Seems to me that if they cut off his tool it would solve allot of problems... One might call that cruel and inhuman... compared to rape... no...
20:31 October 11, 2010 by ww77ww
5 months for fare dodging, 10 years for 1000 sexual crimes - nothing wrong there, nope.
22:45 October 11, 2010 by maxbrando
The comments here show one just how far out of touch the judiciary and the legislatures are. The judges and legislators in the USA will get a shocking surprise in 3 weeks. The tsunami is moving to the shore there - from the right.
22:50 October 11, 2010 by hOU
C'mon, surely we should hitch him to a truck and drag him across Germany?
05:02 October 12, 2010 by JohnPaul44
This makes a joke of the German criminal justice system.
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