The following article describes the rape trial of an asylum seeker in the German city of Ravensburg. The evidence against the perp was so overwhelming that even the defense lawyer felt compelled to say that he couldn’t understand why his client didn’t just confess to the crime.
The most telling sentence in the account is this: “Although there was very little that spoke in favor of the defendant, the court sentenced the defendant to significantly less than the six years asked for by the prosecution.” That pretty well sums up the nature of “justice” as it is typically applied to culture-enrichers in Germany.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from the Schwäbische Zeitung:
Court sentences rapist to four years in prison
Clear evidence thanks to DNA — no doubt about the words of the victim
On Monday the county court in Ravensburg sentenced a 39-year-old man to four years in prison for rape. After three days of court hearings, the judge and prosecutor were in no doubt that the asylum seeker had raped a 53-year-old woman in her apartment on the evening of September 17, 2016.
“Normally, sex-crime cases are difficult to prosecute — they’re difficult because it’s one person’s word against another’s.” With these words the magistrate Veiko Böhm introduced his 30-minute rendition of judgment on Monday, only to conclude: “These proceedings, on the other hand were very simple. Because the state of evidence was excellent.” The 7th chamber, he emphasized, has absolutely no doubt that the rape occurred as the 53-year-old woman had told the court: Under the guise of needing help filling out some official papers, the 39-year-old offender paid a visit on September 17th to the unsuspecting, good-natured woman in her apartment. When she rejected his sexual advances and slapped him across the face, he smashed her head onto the tabletop, and then he raped her. The victim screamed for help; a neighbor alerted the police. A short while later the man, now a fugitive, was apprehended and taken into custody.
The strongest evidence for the 39-year-old’s guilt: the DNA of the victim on his penis, which was collected immediately after the offender was arrested. During the trial the offender claimed that there was no sexual contact that took place that evening, and that he had never even opened his pants. “That is not compatible with the victim’s account,” Judge Böhm said.
Screams for help and injuries
The neighbor also gave witness testimony that she heard screams for help during the sexual attack. Furthermore, the victim sustained considerable injuries that evening, among other things a black eye and a hematoma, “Nobody creates such injuries themselves,” Böhm stressed, and he excluded the possibility that the woman had unjustly accused the offender of committing a crime — that instead, the man had been a cheap source for acquiring drugs for the woman. “The entire picture and your contradictory testimony and behavior have played a part in your implication of yourself,” the Judge clarified to the 39-year-old. The chamber also felt it reflected very negatively on the offender that he — despite the very clear and strong evidence — decided to not spare the victim to have to give testimony in court. Although there was very little that spoke in favor of the defendant, the court sentenced the defendant to significantly less than the six years asked for by the prosecution.
The defense counsel’s final statement is something that should stay in people’s minds for a long time to come. He let everybody know that he had a lot of problems understanding the mentality of people in the defendant’s circle of culture. He stated that he tried to prompt his client to just admit to the crime, but that “either he couldn’t comprehend the word ‘confession’ or he was possessed of ‘extreme masculine pride’.”
The translator adds this afterword:
LET ME SUGGEST A THIRD OPTION: He didn’t give a [darn] because in his mind he did nothing wrong. And of course he couldn’t comprehend the word “confession”. I don’t think Muslims even have a concept like that in their culture, at least not when it’s about violence against women