Dog walker in Afghan migrant gang sex attack
The Local · 9 Sep 2016, 14:33
Published: 09 Sep 2016 14:33 GMT+02:00
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The woman, who was not named, had been walking her dog in the town centre in Mödling in the Austrian state of Lower Austria when the attack is said to have taken place late one evening.
A group who were described as underage Afghan migrants from a local asylum centre allegedly sexually harassed the woman and although she tried to make them go away, they redoubled their efforts and attempted to assault her.
According to reports, a security guard spotted the scene and chased the group of youths away.
The incident comes just one week before a local security summit between the mayor, police and aid organisations in Mödling.
The authorities decided on a summit to tackle growing problems with Afghan migrants in the city.
One girl was allegedly groped in the toilet of a bar, while two young mothers pushing prams claimed to have been attacked in a park in broad daylight.
Mayor Hans Stefan Hintner said: "This is a disgrace. If it cannot be done differently, we must request an immediate relocation of all underage migrants, despite some other successful integration projects."
The mayor expects solutions from the security summit next week. According to reports, it will no doubt be decided that asylum housing will be moved out of the city.
Mödling is far from being the only Austrian city which is dealing with an increase in sex attacks.
In the city of Wels in the state of Upper Austria, migrants allegedly perpetrated multiple sex attacks at a local festival. The mayor of Wels Andreas Rabl demanded "zero tolerance" for such cases and "full consequences for the perpetrators" in a post on social media and now asylum centres around the city have imposed a curfew at night for all migrants.
Story courtesy of Central European News