Kieran Corcoran, Heatstreet, July 6, 2016
German police have quietly conceded that the influx of Middle Eastern and African migrants into the country has led to a spike in grisly rapes at public swimming pools.
Officers in the nation–under strain from some 1 million new arrivals welcomed in by Chancellor Angela Merkel–warned of the surge in a private briefing.
But the message was leaked to German tabloid Bild, seeming to confirm fears that violent and sexual crime are tied to Europe’s migrant crisis .
An internal memo created by officers in Dusseldorf read: “The K12 can confirm a surge in sex crimes at these establishments.
“In particular rape and the sexual abuse of children in bathing establishments have given us grave cause for concern.
“The perpetrators are, for the most part, immigrants.”
Individual reports of rapes at swimming pools–including an Iraqi man sexually abusing a 10-year-old in Austria then brazenly continuing with his swim–have emerged, and resulted in criminal proceedings.