In mulheim rape allegation, city reviews possibility of returning suspects to bulgaria.
Three 14-year-olds and two 12-year-olds – all of bulgarian nationality – are suspected of raping an 18-year-old girl in a forest stucco on friday evening.
City spokesman volker wiebels said on thursday on inquiry, one wants to sound out whether the freedom of the families of the five suspects could be restricted. Bulgaria belongs to the european union.
According to EU law, repatriation from germany is possible in principle if "someone has no work, is not looking for work and cannot prove that he is looking for work," wiebels said. The "neue westfalische" had first reported on the trial.
According to the spokesman, such a procedure could be lengthy anyway. There are also possibilities of contradiction. The current suspicious case is being used as an opportunity to explore legal options for repatriation. "The prospect of success is relative."Three families are known to have earned income, so a repatriation is out of the question.
One of the 14-year-olds is currently in custody because of the risk of reoffending. The twelve-year-olds are punishment-minded. The youth welfare office is closely monitoring all families of the five suspects.
The nationwide shocking case had also triggered a debate about lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 14 to twelve years old. The NRW state government and federal justice minister christine lambrecht (SPD) had spoken out against it.