Girl faces weapons charges for using pepper spray to fight off rapistBy Mason White 7:00 PM January 27, 2016
|Girl jogging alone (illustration)|
By: Wayne Morin
Women’s rights groups voiced their outrage after a police department in Denmark, announced that a girl will be charged with violating the Arms Act for using pepper spray to fight off a rapist.
The 17-year-old girl, who was not identified, called the police in Jutland, after a man attacked her in the street across from the Sonderborg cultural and community centre, pulled down her pants and tried to rape her.
The girl quickly pulled out a can of pepper spray and used it to scare off the rapist. The attack occurred on Wednesday around 10:00 p.m.
Instead of helping the girl, police chief Knud Kirsten announced that the girl will be facing charges for violating the Arms Act as it is illegal for a citizen to possess pepper spray.
Women’s rights groups criticized the decision as an attack on women.