(UnitedVoice.com) – An Afghan rapist has dodged prison in Germany despite assaulting at least FOUR girls. Despite now being 23, he was a teenager when he committed his crimes — so he was prosecuted under juvenile law. German conservatives are furious at the outcome of the trial.
Mohammed M. traveled to Germany from Afghanistan in 2015 at the age of 15 and was allowed to stay there despite his home country having a democratic government and a US-NATO international security force at the time. Over the next few years, he went to school, joined local soccer games and found a job; his defense attorney said this showed he had successfully integrated into German culture.
Unfortunately for immigration advocates, Mohammed had another hobby as well as soccer; between 2019 and 2022, he sexually assaulted at least four girls, including a 2019 rape of a 16-year-old who still needs therapy because of the ordeal he put her through. He was finally arrested this January.
The problem is that in Germany, suspects aged 14 to 20 are tried in juvenile courts, and Mohammed was under 20 when he committed the crime. Juvenile courts aren’t bound by the same sentencing rules as adult ones. Because of Mohammed’s “integration,” the judge decided to be lenient, and he was sentenced to just 22 months in prison — which was then suspended. That means, unless he violates probation, he won’t spend any time in jail at all.
Because of that decision, Mohammed, who had spent six months in pretrial custody, was released as soon as the sentence was passed. To comply with probation, all he has to do is abstain from alcohol, attend “sensitivity training,” and pay his victim €2,500 ($2,700) compensation.
Conservative commentator Henning Hoffgaard blasted the appalling sentence, asking if the judge was crazy. He said immigrants who sexually assault women aren’t integrated, and Mohammed “doesn’t belong in Germany … he is a danger to the general public.” Mohammed is now back among that public and free to continue playing soccer — or whatever else he feels like doing.
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