German court sentences rapist who wore wolf mask to 12

German court sentences rapist who wore wolf mask to 12 years

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Last updated July 13, 2021 at 7:21 a.m. PDT

BERLIN (AP) – A German court on Tuesday found a man guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl while wearing a wolf mask and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

During the trial in Munich State Court, the 45-year-old defendant admitted to dragging the girl into bushes in broad daylight and assaulting her in June 2019.

The man already had a criminal record for sex offenses and had already been placed in psychiatric care, German news agency dpa reported.

The Munich court has ordered him to remain in custody after serving his 12-year sentence, a legal option sometimes used in Germany when defendants are considered dangerous offenders.

Prosecutors had asked for a 14-year sentence, while the defense demanded that the man be sent to a mental hospital, arguing his legal responsibility was diminished by mental illness.

The Associated Press

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