Investigators in the caravan park paedophilia case which saw around 40 children allegedly raped over 1,000 times have found proof that the kids were forced to have sex with each other.
The case centres around the rundown Eichwald caravan park in the town of Luegde, located in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where authorities believe around 40 children were raped over 1,000 times by main suspect Andreas V., 56, and campsite neighbour Mario S., 33.
According to local media, the case which shocked Germany due to its massive scope and investigative blunders has grown to even more sickening proportions as investigators now say children were not only allegedly raped by the two adult perverts, but were also forced to have sex with each other.
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One of the suspects reportedly forced a young victim at the caravan park to abuse other children while he recorded the act.
According to reports, one child gave a trustworthy testimony during an interrogation with the police in Bielefeld.
Lawyer Peter Wueller represents four of the victims and said that “what happened in Luegde exceeds all imagination”.
The public prosecutor’s office in Detmold has in the last week given insight into their files to lawyers of both suspects and victims.
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Wueller said: “It’s hard to read the children’s statements without emotion. If I look at the faces of the little ones and then read what has been done to them, I feel sick.”
The German lawyer said he hopes that the investigators will be able to research the massive amount of data impounded on computers and hard disks, but thinks that even without such evidence there is a good case against the suspects.
Wueller said: “The children were sensitively and very patiently questioned. They were able to provide very detailed information, and they can easily differentiate between the two main defendants.
“This is important. If the children repeat their testimony during the trial, that’s enough for prison sentences of between 12 and 14 years.”
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Previously Interior Minister of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia Herbert Reul warned that investigators might not be able to cope with the massive evidence.
Reul said: “We are facing a mountain of data, images and films combined. And we do not manage to get it analysed, that is the truth.”
According to Reul, the evidence in the case is so great that a single police officer “needs 2,000 years” to watch all the material.
Reul said: “I cannot deploy so many police officers and experts. We need technology, otherwise we will not manage to handle it.”
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Wueller said that the evidence of the public prosecutor’s office shows that the boys and girls at the caravan park were raped in every imaginable way, including with objects, with some children trying in vain to defend themselves.
He said: “You do not want to read all the filth, but that’s just what was done to the kids. Some of them are so young they can not even tie their shoes on their own.”
According to local media, the evidence encompasses around 15 terabytes of data, among which are three million child pornography pictures as well as 10,000 videos.
Eight suspects in total have now been identified in total by the police, as well as 40 children aged between four and 13 years old who were allegedly abused at the rundown caravan park.
A further 12 children are suspected of being raped as well by the suspects.
Investigation blunders have cast a dark light on the case as the first warnings about the mass child abuse were reportedly passed on to the authorities in 2016.
Father-of-two Jens Ruzsitska reported main suspect Andreas V. to both the cops and the youth welfare office after he allegedly saw him grope children at a birthday party in the town of Bad Pyrmont, but no action was taken.
Investigations against several police officers and youth welfare office workers are underway to establish why action was not taken much earlier and why some of the evidence appears to have gone missing during the investigation.