A group of asylum seekers sexually assaulted numerous women at a free concert in Germany at the weekend in attacks similar to those carried out in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Three Pakistani men are already under arrest after 26 women filed complaints that they had been improperly touched, fondled and groped during the festival in the city of Darmstadt.

Police have said the number of complainants could rise.

Between two and three more men are still being sought by police as victims receive counselling and authorities try to cool down rising tensions against migrants in general.

The incident had similarities to the attacks in Cologne on December 31–when a number of young women were targeted in the concourse of the city’s main railway station.

All the complainants said they were ‘surrounded’ before being ‘touched and fondled’ improperly at the annual free Schlossgrabenfestes music festival.

The three arrested men are aged between 28 and 31 and are Pakistanis seeking asylum in Germany. All have been charged with sexual crimes as the hunt continues for their accomplices.

Media reports said that more women are expected to come forward to file criminal complaints after they were groped at the festival on Sunday where around 100,000 people were in the crowds over the four-day event.

Ever since the events in Cologne there have been numerous reports of migrants sexually attacking German women, but many of them turned out not to be true.

But the Darmstadt victims all came forward independently to tell graphic tales of the assaults which quickly led to the arrest of the men.

The Pakistanis will face deportation to their homeland if found guilty when brought before the courts.

[Editor’s Note: AR conference speaker Anke Van dermeersch¬†explained that group attacks like this are a form of “sex jihad” known as Taharrush.]

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