A 24-year-old Ghanian asylum seeker has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison after admitting to having raped a 15-year-old girl last summer in the German city of Duisburg.
According to the prosecutors the 24-year-old Ghanian, who had been living in an asylum home, had raped the 15-year-old girl in August of last year, reports Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.
Initially, the man refused to admit he attacked the young girl, claiming that the incident never happened. He then admitted there had been sexual relations between him and his victim which he claimed had been consensual. Later on in the trial, the asylum seeker admitted to the court that he had raped her.
The court was told that the Ghanian had stumbled upon the girl and her friends in an empty school building on Gartenstrasse, or Garden Street, in the Neumühl district of the city. The man harassed the girl and her friends and after one of the girls escaped out of a window he held on to the 15-year-old victim, forcibly undressed her, and raped her.
The lawyer for the Ghanian claimed that the man had a “high sex drive” and so lost control of his actions.