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Grotesque sex attack in Klagenfurt pool

Grotesque sex attack in Klagenfurt pool

The Local · 9 Mar 2016, 23:19

Published: 09 Mar 2016 23:19 GMT+01:00

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The man, whom the mother said could not speak German, had attempted to chat to the 37-year-old woman who was at the swimming pool with her young son.

When she rejected his advances, he had then gone back into the play pool for young children and grabbed her son, running off into a grotto behind a fake waterfall at the water park.

The panicked mother had then run after him, where he had put the child to one side and grabbed her, putting his hand inside her swimming costume on her private parts and breasts.

The attacker, who police believe to be a foreigner, left the swimming pool shortly after the woman managed to escape with her four-year-old son.

Police spokesman Markus Dexl said: "The attacker was around 50 years old and almost certainly a foreigner, who attempted to speak to her. Because she didn't understand him, he had indicated that she should come nearer to him which she did not do."

Dexl said the little boy had been splashing in the water in the nearby children's paddling pool and the man had then picked him up and put him on his shoulders, before going to the water grotto which was a dark covered area in the main swimming pool.

He said the man was dark-skinned and around 1.85 metres tall (6 ft. 1 in.), powerfully-built and with short curly hair, brown eyes and a moustache.

Austrian police also confirmed today (Thursday) that a seven-year-old girl had been molested by an asylum seeker from Afghanistan.

The man had approached the girl in the indoor swimming pool in the Penzing area of the Austrian capital Vienna, and had been spotted by outraged guests pointing at his genitals and indicating what he wanted her to do.

Austrian police spokesman Roman Hahslinger confirmed that the man had been arrested before the had been any physical contact. He had been spotted by outraged pool guests who raised the alarm. He said that the man had been released on bail while the investigation continues.

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