On Friday, a French teenager saved a 13-year-old French schoolgirl from being raped on the street by an Algerian migrant.
The young girl was walking on a street in Cenon, southwestern France, while speaking with her mother on the phone. According to the public prosecutor of Bordeaux, Frédérique Porterie, the suspect “came running towards her, grabbed her, pushed her and made her fall before pulling her by the hair and putting his hand in her pants.”
The 49-year-old suspect dragged the screaming girl and then straddled her, unzipped his fly, and began to try forcing her to perform fellatio on him in the middle of the street, according to a report from French newspaper Le Figaro.
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Another teenager, who was approximately the same age as the victim, tackled the Algerian migrant, allowing the girl to get away. The Algerian then attempted to attack the teen who had tackled him, but the teen’s efforts bought enough time for the girl to get away from danger and for others from the area to arrive to help stop the ongoing attack. The young man stayed near the victim to protect her from the suspect, who repeatedly kept trying to lunge at the girl.
The Algerian was surrounded until officers arrived on the scene and attempted to arrest him. The man resisted officers with extreme violence. He bit two of them on the hand, with one of the bites resulting in a severe injury that could lead to lasting nerve damage. He also hit a third officer with a strong blow. The vicious attack led one officer to require 10 days of hospital treatment, while the other two required five days.
Upon further investigation, the officers discovered the man had 11 previous convictions, including a number of cases involving violence. In one case from 2012, he was imprisoned for an assault that led to an involuntary death.
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The man is unemployed, habitually smokes marijuana, and lives on welfare. During his court hearing, he denied he had anything to do with the case and “does not remember anything.”
The Algerian has been charged with attempted rape of a minor under 15 years of age as well as assaulting police officers. He remains in pre-trial detention.
France continues to struggle with deportations, including cases involving convictions for serious crimes. For example, in the wake of the murder of 13-year-old Lola in Paris late last year by an Algerian migrant, statistics revealed that only 0.2 percent of Algerians scheduled for deportation are actually deported.
Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron also admitted that half of all crimes are committed by migrants in Paris, but said he still accepted mass immigration.