The rape of a 90-year-old woman in Düsseldorf provoked horror in the population. Now the suspected rapist - a 19-year-old with various previous convictions - has confessed before the court.
...The old woman had just lit a candle for her family in the church as she was attacked completely without warning that Sunday morning by the young man who dragged her into a narrow house doorway.
He choked the woman and threatened her: "Quiet, or dead". A torment began for the old woman. When the rapist left off the woman, her body was covered with bruises and abrasions, she had abdominal injuries. Then her tormentor rummaged through her handbag, wrote down her address from her ID documents and took her house key with him.
In the dock, Souhayl M. described his life marked by crime: born in Morocco, he grew up in Spain, left school at 15, was a member of the famous "Latin Kings", an international drug-dealing gang, to which a series of murders are attributed.
He is a kickboxer, often involved in fights, he steals, is involved in drug offences. The judges in Spain sent him to a psychologist, imposed community service, custodial sentences, he was arrested several times. He came to Germany in 2016 because he faced prison in Spain, he said.
The judge wanted to know whether there was any indication of sex and violence in his previous life. The accused denied it. But the judge was interested in one of his previous crimes, read from the verdict of a Spanish court on a case of sexual coercion: it is the story of an attempted rape, which only failed due to the resistance of the victim.
"You waylaid an unknown woman on her doorstep, fell upon her?" "I don't see it the way it's put down there," the accused said in the end. His sexuality, he said, was "completely normal".Source