A Nigerian migrant has been arrested in Germany for luring a 17-year-old teenager to an underground car park in the Bavarian capital of Munich and raping her.
According to a police statement issued on Wednesday, the incident occurred just after midday on Nov. 1 in the Maxvorstadt district of the city. The German teenager was approached by her 40-year-old attacker near Munich’s main railway station and was persuaded to accompany him to the Old Botanical Garden in the city’s university district.
“Under the pretext of wanting to consume drugs with her, he took her to a nearby underground car park,” police said, where he became confrontational and demanded sex. When she refused, the man overpowered and raped her on the floor of the car park.
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After the attack, the perpetrator quickly fled the scene and the teenager was able to leave the car park and approach a passer-by on Luitpoldstrasse whom she told of the attack.
Several police patrol vehicles were dispatched to the scene and a drive-by search of the area resulted in the authorities locating and arresting a suspect on suspicion of rape.
Police did not disclose much information related to the suspect’s background, but they did confirm he is a Nigerian national with no fixed address.
He was placed in pre-trial detention pending an initial court hearing the following day where a judge ruled he should remain in custody.