JAILED: Afghan refugee who raped sleeping woman after she let him stay in her flat
AN AFGHAN refugee who raped a woman after she let him stay in her flat has been jailed for three and a half years.
By ALIX CULBERTSON
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
The 26-year-old, who has not been named, was found guilty of sneaking into the 20-year-old woman’s bed after they visited the Long Night of Museums event in Cologne, where museums stay open late.
He attempted to make advances towards her hours before the rape but she had told him to stay away.
Judges in Cologne had previously handed the refugee a two and a half year sentence in June last year but his lawyers had demanded an acquittal, which ended up with a year being added on to his jail-term.
The court heard the man, who came to Germany two years ago, had performed sexual acts on the woman as she slept.
He stopped only after she woke up and pushed him away before fleeing to her brother’s room in the same apartment.