Teenager reveals she had abortion after she was raped during Cologne’s New Year’s Eve attacks – and didn’t know if it was her attacker’s baby
- The 18-year-old raped outside Cologne train station in mass sexual frenzy
- She was thrown around a group of men before being thrown to the floor
- As she was being raped, a second man was raping another girl next to her
- Tried miming to other girl ‘close your eyes’ but rapist grabbed her face
- The first teenage victim decided to have an abortion after falling pregnant
- Only four convictions from 1,200 reported NYE sexual assaults in Germany
An 18-year-old had an abortion after she was raped in the mass sexual frenzy at Cologne train station on New Year’s Eve.
She was thrown around a group of men before eventually falling on the floor, where she was raped alongside another girl.
They are the first cases of forced sexual intercourse reported on the night where more than 1,200 sexual assaults were reported across Germany by marauding gangs of immigrant men.
Dozens of witnesses have been questioned and thousands of documents examined, and in the latest round of cross examination Frauke Mahr, 63, who is the manager of the Project for Girls in Cologne revealed that the young woman had ended up pregnant after being raped in front of the main train station.
She told the investigators: ‘She was separated from her girlfriend, and ended up being shoved from one man to another. She was then thrown to the floor and raped.
‘She told me that a few metres away she saw another girl lying on the ground, also being raped.
‘She had tried to signal to the other girl that she should close her eyes, but the man then grabbed her own head and forced her to look at him.’
Her ordeal ended when a policeman pulled the man away and she ran home in a panic.
Out of shame at what happened she decided not to report the rape to police, and had never raised the matter, but did visit the hospital.
When she was told there that she was pregnant, an abortion was arranged, but she admitted she was not 100 percent sure if her attacker was the father of the unborn child.
Police working near the main railway station in Cologne arrest a man during the riotous party in the city centre
Groups of revellers gather in the city centre during the celebrations which quickly turned to chaos
A police van makes its way through the throngs of people who gathered to see in the new year in Cologne.
Germany has been reeling since the distressing scenes, and a leaked police document stated detectives believe 2,000 men were involved across various cities.
It revealed the bulk of the crimes were committed in Cologne and Hamburg where 600 and 400 sexual assaults on women were reported respectively.
Of the 2,000 perpetrators, only 120 have been identified, and about half of them were foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany.
Only four people have been convicted thus far, but two of them – foreign nationals Hussain A and Hassan T – escaped jail for sexual assault.
VICTIMS DESCRIBE TERRIFYING ORDEAL AT HANDS OF MOB ATTACKERS
Since the vast scale of the attacks emerged, several victims have come forward to describe terrifying scenes in the marauding mob.
Katja L, 28, said she was with three friends outside the station when they encountered a group of ‘foreign-looking men’.
‘Suddenly I felt a hand on my bottom, then on my breasts, then I was groped everywhere,’ she told Cologne tabloid Express.
Fireworks are set off among revellers in the city town square on New Year’s Eve. The evening was marred by a wave of sex attacks that police say witnesses claim were carried out by ‘Arab’ or ‘North African’ men.
‘It was horrible. Although we screamed and flailed about, the guys didn’t stop. I was beside myself and think that I was touched about 100 times across around 200 metres [220 yards].’
A woman in her 30s, interviewed on rolling news channel N24, said she was groped by a group of ‘Arab-looking men’.
‘They didn’t look at me aggressively, they seemed more curious than anything, and a little drunk,’ she said. ‘I was furious.’
According to Bild, a student named Evelyn, 24, from Rheinland-Pfalz, who was at the train station in Cologne, said: ‘I had a knee-length skirt on, and suddenly I felt a hand on my backside under my dress. I turned round immediately and saw a grinning face.’
She said that she managed to get to the cathedral and sat on a bench and suddenly she was surrounded by men once again, and had only heard them speaking Arabic.
‘The only English they knew was “Hey Baby”. I was grabbed and held by the arm and it was a nightmare. We were trapped in a mass of people.’
Lea Westkamp, 19, told a TV station: ‘I was surrounded and helpless. I could do nothing. These men were all over me.’
These are the first cases of forced sexual intercourse reported on the night where more than 1,200 sexual assaults were reported across Germany by marauding gangs of immigrant men.
News of the abortion came on the same day that Germany revealed 2015 was a record year for immigration into the country.
A total of 2.1 million people migrated to Germany in 2015, an increase of 672,000 or 46 percent on the previous year. Although around a million were refugees, the others were from EU countries or other economically developed lands.
The largest group of migrants was arrivals from within the EU, with 45 percent coming from the other 27 member states.
BOOM IN IMMIGRATION LEADS TO HEIGHTENED TENSIONS
Cologne, located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a 2000-year-old city which was first established as an outpost of the Roman Empire.
Throughout the following centuries, its population has steadily increased to now number more than 1million people, with a total of 3million living in the wider area.
The huge population boom is attributed to immigration, much of which comes from Turkey.
Official statistics show that in 2006, just over 30 percent of the population were migrants and 120,000 were Muslim.
However, these figures are likely to have drastically altered in the past two years as waves of migrants from Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East make their way into the country.
Last year alone Cologne welcomed 10,000 migrants into the city.
The exact numbers of the recent influx have not yet been confirmed by official statisticians, but in 2012 – before the worst of the asylum-seeking crisis had begun – migration flows had already risen by a third from the previous year.
This huge migration, which many in Germany fear will over-run existing social systems and infrastructure, has been partly facilitated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s willingness to take in 1million migrants this year alone.