A twisted asylum seeker who raped a terrified 10-year-old schoolboy at a swimming pool has been told he must spend longer behind bars after appealing his six year jail term.
The 20-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker launched the brutal attack in Austria, which sickened the world. He claimed he had carried out the assault because he had a “sexual emergency”. Named only as Amir A, the rapist left his child victim with terrible injuries and the boy is understood to now be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after the ordeal.
His lawyers were appealing his sentence after arguing that the original trial did not do enough to find out whether the attacker knew that his victim was saying no. However, many legal experts could not fathom why the appeal was allowed, given that, as a minor, the poor victim could not have consented to sex anyway.
However, the appeal has backfired, with Austria’s Supreme Court finding Amir guilty again, and adding another year to his sentence. He had been on a trip to Theresienbad pool in the Austrian capital as part of a programme to integrate him into the local community. But the rapist took the opportunity carry out his sick attack, dragging his victim in a changing room and locking the door.
The terrified boy told a lifeguard what had happened to him and police and paramedics were called, giving him treatment immediately for horrific injuries. After the rape, the attacker simply returned to the pool and was calmly using the diving board when he was arrested.
The man admitted he had carried out the rape, saying that he had had a “sexual emergency” because he had not had sex for four months, although his lawyers later changed his story. He was found guilty of rape and serious sexual assault while the boy, named as Goran was handed 5,000 euros for his pain and suffering.