Rapists jailed after brave 13-year-old victim uses Facebook to find them

2019-01-25 12:47
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Eight rapists have been jailed after their 13-year-old victim tracked them down via Facebook.

The teen was attacked after spending a day with friends at a swimming pool in Velbert, Germany.

According to Metro, she was ambushed by eight schoolboys from Bulgaria, while walking home along a forest path.

A family friend, who went searching for the girl after she hadn’t arrived home, stumbled across the horrific scene.

The boys fled upon seeing her.

The brave girl then managed to find the perpetrators on Facebook after vaguely recognising one of them, reports The Mirror.

She gave police the boy's picture and the suspect was arrested in town later that day.

Police found footage of the rape on the boy’s phone and could easily identify the other seven perpetrators.

The Sun reports that six of the migrant schoolboys, aged between 14 and 17, were found guilty in October last year despite claiming the 13-year-old victim consented.

The main suspect, aged 15, was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison after the court proved he raped the girl twice.

Another schoolboy got four years in a juvenile detention centre, while two others were sentenced to two years and 20 months in a youth prison, while two walked free after receiving suspended sentences.

This week, two of the teens who initially evaded police capture were finally jailed, reports The Mirror.

They had fled to Bulgaria – but were extradited back to Germany and have been convicted following a trial.

Sources: The Mirror, The Sun, Metro

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