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School child rapist jailed for six-and-a-half years

The Local · 27 Jul 2012, 16:21

Published: 27 Jul 2012 16:21 GMT+02:00

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He was convicted of rape, serious sexual assault and grievous bodily harm. The girl he attacked was attending the school where he had also been a pupil.

The 30-year-old admitted the attack on the first day of the trial, and even his own lawyers said he had committed an outrageous crime.

He said he had drunk a lot of alcohol the night before, and taken cocaine, something Judge Iris Berger said had somewhat reduced his accountability, since it had increased his aggression.

He had grabbed the girl randomly and pulled her into the toilet, threatening her with a knife before raping her and even biting her face.

“This aggression is like a red thread through your life,” she told the man, jailing him for six and a half years.

Prosecutor Andrea Läpping said he had behaved in a “brutal and ruthless fashion” towards one of the weakest members of society. “He was aware of what he was doing,” she said.

The man, who has not been identified, told the court he was ashamed of what he had done.

He was arrested nearly four weeks after the March 1 attack, which prompted parents to launch security patrols at the school.

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17:10 July 27, 2012 by Ricardoh
I would have given him life in prison.
18:06 July 27, 2012 by twisted
Not near long enough...and because of Germany's privacy laws, his neighbors won't know who he is or what he did when released. Such laws are license to rape and abuse again and again.
18:16 July 27, 2012 by Leo Strauss
I agree with the above comments. These vile predators have it pretty good here in Germany.
18:54 July 27, 2012 by schneebeck
"He said he had drunk a lot of alcohol the night before, and taken cocaine, something Judge Iris Berger said had somewhat reduced his accountability, since it had increased his aggression."

So you see,

If I "say" I was drunk and on drugs, it is automatically a fact in a German court.


Being drunk and on drugs makes you "less accountable" when raping an 8 year old girl at knife point.
20:07 July 27, 2012 by Gretl
And she'll be 14 when he's released. She'll live in fear of that day. If he had a "red thread" running through his life, why didn't she sentence him to 20 years?
20:54 July 27, 2012 by Ozichick
@ Gretl - because it wasn't her child or grandchild.

Animals like him need to be put down as they are a scourge on society. It's time to make the punishment fit the crime so that people think very carefully about what they do.

Why is it that human rubbish have all the rights while honest, hard-working members of society have very few?
21:21 July 27, 2012 by ridac
This is something I don't understand, it was his own choice to get drunk and drug himself so why the judge has to play God and mercy him?

Anyway, I'm sure that many of his new colleagues hate child rapists and will turn his 6.5 years to hell...
02:57 July 28, 2012 by Russell E. Willis
Ephesians 4:25 ( KJV; 1611 EDITION ) reads as follows:

"Wherefore putting away lying, speake euery man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another."

At least the man was honest about commtting the crime. However, he should be jailed for a lot more than just six and a half years.

Sincerely in Christ,

Russell E. Willis

P.S. - Please read Proverbs 23:23.
04:55 July 28, 2012 by Ozichick
@ Russell E. Willis - I wonder if the parents of that child are as grateful as you that the "man was honest about commtting the crime". Christ must have been off at lunch or taking a nap during the child's attack or he would not have allowed it to happen. Would he?

I'd like to tell bible-bashers where to put their favourite reading but it would be rude of me.

P.S. - Please read the second sentence of comment #7.
10:38 July 28, 2012 by Warlock1
Why do animal testing when we have jails full of people like this guy!
17:58 July 28, 2012 by Carthago S. Delenda
If he was in an American jail, he'd be sorted out rather quickly. The life span of a child molester in general population is often refreshingly brief.
03:54 July 29, 2012 by The-ex-pat
The police should have refereed his case to the local tax inspectors. I am sure they could have checked everything with a fine tooth comb. Once thy had found out he owed a couple of Euro's in back tax, it would have ensured a sentence of a couple of years longer than he got..............................
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