Thuringia: Two police officers for sexual abuse convicted

Immediately prior to the judgment in the trial against two police officers several dozen mainly younger people demonstrate in front of the Erfurt court. They ar

Thuringia: Two police officers for sexual abuse convicted

Immediately prior to the judgment in the trial against two police officers several dozen mainly younger people demonstrate in front of the Erfurt court. They are protesting against police violence, racism and sexism in the ranks of authorities. In the building itself, it is a police measure, 2019, in the case of the two police officers to have intercourse with a woman have had, which they had previously controlled.

group rape in the particularly serious case, the charge was. But at the end of the process, the speech is not of which: The district court sentenced the two officers due to sexual abuse by exploiting a position in coincidence with the advantage of two years and three months in prison.

The entire Tatbild was frightening, deeply disturbing and likely to influence the level of trust in the integrity of the police significantly, justified the presiding judge Detlef Hampel on Monday the decision. The judgment is final, must be dismissed, the suspended police officers from the service. This is the legal consequence, when officials in a criminal trial, a sentence of imprisonment of more than one year.

judge: police officers took advantage of the situation of women "aware" of

The court on the following Offences: The today, 23, and 28-year-old police officer controlled with colleagues in September 2019 in a Parking lot in Arnstadt, a woman and their Partner at the time. Rise to doubts as to the authenticity of the submitted papers came from the police officers. To determine the Identity of the two police officers drove with the native Polish to their apartment after marlis Hausen. There it came to sexual intercourse. This had given the two cops in the process also. At the same time they insisted, however, that everything was consensual.

In the opinion of the court it is possible that the woman the Initiative. At the time, presumably, the 32-year-old woman was found in a police action, and in a forced situation. This was "aware of, see been exploited eye" of the perpetrators, so the view of the judges. The woman acted, if at all, the only way to avoid the consequences because of the fake identity papers. You've been afraid of, to have in custody, Hampel.

the woman probably due to a shift change on the service yet, a night in a detention cell had to spend, was, according to the judges is crucial for the further events. The whole night she had been alone with the thoughts of the Events. "The next day, it dawned on her that she was deeply abused," says Hampel. She was entrusted to an interpreter. You yourself have spoken of a "rape", on demand of the interpreter you have confirmed this, however.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 13:21

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