Crimes ‘es­pe­cially ab­hor­rent and bru­tal’

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

BER­LIN — Ger­man po­lice have asked the pub­lic in an un­usual move to help find a young man al­legedly in­volved in the gang rape of at least two fe­male high school stu­dents in the western town of Essen.

Po­lice spokesman Lars Lin­de­mann has de­scribed the crimes as “es­pe­cially ab­hor­rent and bru­tal.”

Po­lice said Wed­nes­day that a group of five men aged 16-23 on two oc­ca­sions lured the girls into their cars, took away their phones and then drove them to re­mote ar­eas where they were raped.

They said three men have been ar­rested, that a 16-year-old is legally too young to be ar­rested and that the fifth is be­ing sought, re­leas­ing his photo.

Their names were not re­leased in line with Ger­man pri­vacy laws.

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