INTERNATIONAL: Man who raped 10-y-o boy gets conviction overturn after court claimed he may have believed boy wanted it

By Independent (UK)

theresienbadINDEPENDENT (UK) – A man who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Austriahas had his conviction overturned after judges found he may have believed the child consented.

Police said the 20-year-old Iraqi refugee, who has not been named, assaulted his victim in a toilet cubicle at the Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna on 2 December last year.

The child reported the rape to a lifeguard and his attacker was arrested at the scene, reportedly telling officers in initial interviews that he was experiencing a “sexual emergency” after not having sex in four months.

In June, he was jailed for a minimum of six years for rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, and ordered to pay €4,700 (£3,700) compensation to the boy’s family.

But on Thursday, Austria’s Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction and ordered a re-trial on the charge.

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5 comments

  1. That judge is also a Homo.

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  3. It may be just one element of the case. Since the sentence is decided upon by many factors, the slightest change in one of those factors impacts the final decision. It can also be that that factor had some influence in the increase or decrease of a sentence.

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  5. That judge needs HELP! So if that child had asked for a gun to shoot someone, was it ok?

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  7. He may have believed the child wanted it??!! a 10 year old?? Should I give my 10 year old everything they ask for? smh..I hope this retrial brings justice.

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  9. Let God be Praised!

    Nonsensical, this judge is sick.

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