|Girl in the woods (illustration)|
A refugee was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly luring a teenage girl to the woods where he had sex with her numerous times, police in Austria said.
Korneuburg police said that the refugee came to the country from Afghanistan, several months ago.
According to the police investigation, the 13-year-old girl first contacted the refugee on a social media site. The two exchanged messages that became increasingly flirtatious and more frequent.
Eventually, they agreed to meet in a wooded area, where the 20-year-old man, who was not identified, pressured the girl to have sex.
The man threatened the girl, but did not use any violence. After he forced the girl to have sex, the abuse continued, and the man forced her to meet him again.
Over three months, the refugee repeatedly raped the girl. The abuse came to light after the girl suffered a psychotic episode.
She told her parents what happened, and they called the police.