Two refugees arrested for the rape of a 16-year-old in Germany

Two asylum seekers from Afghanistan were arrested for the brutal rape, and a third for an attempted rape, of a 16-year-old girl in the Bavarian town called Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn which is just south of Munich.

The pair of refugees, aged 27 and 17, are said to have met the girl nearby a local asylum shelter on a Friday night.  Both of the arrested culprits, along with an another 18-year-old Afghan male, walked the girl to a nearby train station where the 27-year-old and 17-year-old took turns raping her, Der Spiegel reports.

The 18-year-old Afghan refugee also attempted to rape the girl, but before he could succeed in doing that a local resident appeared and scared the three migrants away.

Shortly after the incident, the police engaged in a major search for the suspects deploying a helicopter on the scene. The men were arrested shortly thereafter.

The 16-year-old victim of the attack suffered injuries, but was not hospitalized as a result of the assault.

The rape is the latest in Bavaria after a number of high-profile sex attacks in the last several months. Last month, a 47-year-old from Afghan refugee was sentenced to a 15-month suspended term by a court in Augsburg after he was found guilty of sexually abusing multiple children, some of which were as young as five.

The number of asylum seeker rape attacks has increased by 91 per cent this year according to statistics from the Bavarian government. Despite making up a small segment of the overall population, refugees are responsible for the majority of sexual assault cases.

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