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Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool

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Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool
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09:38 CET+01:00
Two young men have been charged for molesting teenage girls in a swimming pool in a small town in North Germany.

According to the police report, two men have been charged with sexually molesting five girls between the ages of 12 and 14 in a swimming pool on Saturday.

It is reported that the men, 23 and 34, were "southern-looking", and police later confirmed them to be asylum seekers living in Bad-Oldesloe.

The two men are accused of having touched and abused the girls underwater at a swimming pool in the small town, which lies around 50 kilometres northeast of Hamburg. After the incident the girls reported the men to a lifeguard.

The lifeguard then ejected the men from the pool and called the police. They are now being charged by police for the molestation.

This isn't the first time that there have been such complaints at German pools. Last year a swimming pool in Bornheim banned male asylum seekers from swimming there after a number of complaints of sexual harassment were made.

Swimming pools in Munich also published leaflets in Arabic, French, Pashto, and Somali aimed at reducing sexual abuse in swimming pools. The leaflets included a picture of an outstretched hand reaching towards a woman in a bikini with a big red cross over it. 

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