The teenage victim of a mass sex attack involving 1000 men in Germany has spoken out.
A teenage victim of the New Year’s Eve sex assaults in Cologne, Germany, has described how she and her friends were attacked by 20 to 30 angry men in the city centre.
Police have received more than 90 reports of sex attacks during the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Witnesses described seeing around 1,000 men of Arab or North African origin gather in the city centre before a string of attacks were carried out.
The incidents have seen local councillors label the city centre a no-go area, while German chancellor Angela Merkel branded the attacks disgusting.
An 18-year-old victim, named only as Michelle, described her ordeal to a German TV station after she and her ten friends were set upon by a gang of perverts.
“There were 11 of us together at the time.
“At around 11pm we were at the main train station and wanted to travel on to see the fireworks, and that was when we first noticed all these men standing around, she said.
“We managed to go into the cathedral and wanted to go past the Museum Ludwig to join everyone and watch the fireworks by the river, but suddenly we were surrounded by a group of between 20 and 30 men.
“They were full of anger, and we had to make sure that none of us were pulled away by them. They were groping us and we were trying to get away as quickly as possible,” she said.
The assaults have prompted outrage however the German authorities stressed that the nationality and residency status of the suspects is still unknown and nobody has yet been arrested in connection with the offences.
Germany’s top security official stressed that anyone involved must be punished regardless of where they come from.
He said that “a general suspicion against refugees is just as out of place as keeping quiet about criminal structures, if they can be verified”.