A MIGRANT arrested on suspicion of raping a 17-year-old girl will also face charges of attempted manslaughter after he allegedly tried to drown his victim.
The horrifying incident, which took place in September, happened when the teenage girl was reportedly pulled from her bicycle and sexually assaulted by the 33--year-old Sudanese migrant in Kampen, the Netherlands.
A procedural seating was started today, without the suspect nor the victim in the court room, to determine whether or not the suspect's arrest will be extended.
The public prosecutor said the migrant, who lived in a nearby asylum centre, raped his victim multiple times before trying to drown the girl in a river, which ultimately failed.
The 17-year-old victim was brought to a hospital for treatment.
A police spokesman said the girl is recovering after the violent incident.
Locals in the close-knit city were left stunned by the incident.
They noted the road on which the attack happened is used by many migrants from an asylum centre to walk or bike into town for shopping.
Resident Antje van Werkendam told a local newspaper: "They should throw them in the nearby river, no matter if it is a migrant or not."
Police confirmed tempers are running high in the town, with the case being eerily similar to that of German student Maria Ladenburger, who was raped and found murdered in a river in October by an Afghan asylum seeker in the south-western German university city of Freiburg.
A spokesman of the Kampen police said: "We have seen a lot of anger on social media. If it is needed, we are prepared to take measures against individuals or groups who might take matters into their own hands."
Some politicians were quick to react to the sex attack.
Geert Wilders, the controversial leader of the far-right Party for Freedom who wants to ban the Quran and halt all immigration, said his predictions were tragically once again proven right at the expense of Dutch citizens.
He said: "When our PM allowed them all into our country and I said they were testosterone bombs, they laughed at me. Now they are after our daughters."
The next Dutch parliamentary elections are planned in March 2017. Wilder's Freedom Party currently leads all other parties by a wide margin in polls, although forming a coalition government might prove difficult for the outspoken politician.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Saturday, December 17, 2016