A migrant in Austria that had previously been jailed for raping a 4-year-old boy in a swimming pool is going to be allowed out of prison early. Amir A, a 20-year-old asylum seeker said he raped the boy because “he did not have sex for four months,” will have his sentence reduced from 7 years to just 4 years, meaning he will be out soon.
Then 10-year-old boy who was raped suffered horrific injuries. Despite that, the judge decided that Amir A had already served a big part of his sentence, and decided that just 4 years in prison is punishment enough.
The defense lawyers in Amir’s case have been seeking a re-trial, saying that the “original trial had not done enough to discover if he knew for certain that his victim was saying no.”
The Daily Mail has more:
The migrant who raped a young boy in a swimming pool because he ‘had not had sex for four months’ has had his sentence reduced and will soon be free.
The Senate of the Supreme Court of Austria has ruled that the sentence of 20-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker, known only as Amir A, will be reduced from seven to four years after he raped a ten-year-old boy who suffered horrific injuries as a result.
The perpetrator has already served a significant part of his sentence.
Senate president Thomas Philipp said: ‘Four years are appropriate here.’
Amir A’s lawyers had sought a retrial after successfully arguing that the original trial had not done enough to discover if he knew for certain that his victim was saying no.
The appeal had shocked legal experts because as a 10-year-old minor, the victim could never have given his consent to sex.
ow judges at Austria’s Supreme Court have found the asylum seeker guilty for a second time – and jailed him for seven years.
The rapist had been taken to the Austrian capital’s Theresienbad pool in December last year as part of his integration programme.
But he dragged his victim into a changing room where he locked the door and subjected him to a sickening sexual assault.
The court heard that the schoolboy needed urgent medical treatment for agonising injuries sustained in the attack.
The terrified youngster told a lifeguard what had happened, and the staff member called police.
After the rape, the accused calmly returned to the pool and was using the diving board when officers arrived to arrest him.