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Erding — At an asylum waiting room in the year 2015, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by eight men. This came to light in the proceedings against a deserting soldier.
The 28-year-old German soldier from North Rhine-Westphalia had to face court in Laufen because he was absent for five months from his troop as a mountaineer and fled to South Africa. He was fined €2,000.
During the trial, however, the NRW man reasoned that he was being mobbed and humiliated. That the worst of his experiences were when he had to work with refugees. He told Judge Thomas Hippler what he had experienced in the waiting room of the asylum home in Erding.
“I saw how these people were dealing with each other, and with their children. How all the various nationalities and religions led to conflicts and attacks, how they threw their food on the ground,” he was quoted as saying by the Berchtesgadener Anzeiger.
The worst, however, was when he had to search for a 14-year-old forcibly married child bride. The soldier said that she was raped by eight men. That he finally found the bleeding child hiding under a bed.
He sharply criticized the procedures established by his superiors. He couldn’t speak to any of them about what happened. “Shut your mouth; that’s no one’s business, especially not the media’s,” one of his superiors allegedly told him. The soldier couldn’t deal with this. His testimony in front of the court ended with these words: “I can’t do it anymore. I am at the end; I just feel like s***.” The 28-year-old enlisted in the Bundeswehr in 2012 — for an eight-year stint as a soldier.
At the offices of the administrative court nobody knows about the alleged rape at the asylum waiting room. Injured people always are treated at the Erding Clinic, paid for by the administration.
The asylum waiting room in Fliegerhorst is a facility of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. The spokeswoman for the office, Natalie Psuja, says: “After discussing this with colleagues at the location and with the police we can tell you that this incident is not known and that there never was a police report filed.”