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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Iranian Jailed for Rape in Salzburg

An Iranian rapist has been jailed for a mere 18 months for attacking a teenager who was making her way home in Salzburg:
An Iranian has been found guilty of raping a young woman on her way home.

The 33-year-old man admitted the sex attack on the 19-year-old in Kaprun, Salzburg, one night last May. The defendant, however, denied having raped a 16-year-old girl in Zell am See in July.

A court in Salzburg sentenced the kitchen worker to 18 months in prison today (Weds).

The accused accepted the sentence. The verdict is, however, not yet legally binding as prosecutors decided to appeal it for being too low considering that the man could have faced up to 10 years in jail.
Let's hope they win their appeal.

I always find it upsetting when the authorities, having failed the victim already by letting such a dangerous individual roam the country at will, further insult them by handing down such a paltry sentence.

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