Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A 45-year-old paedophile has been jailed for 12 years in Germany for raping an 11-year-old girl in a park while wearing a wolf-mask after he had earlier stalked and even photographed his victim before the attack.
The wolf-mask rapist, identified only by the name Christoph K., aged 45, attacked and raped the girl while she was walking in a park in the district of Obergiesing in the German city of Munich at around midday on 25th June 2019.
The Munich Regional Court sentenced him to 12 years in prison which was less than the 14 years requested by prosecutors.
The convicted paedophile who would only just been released from a secure psychiatric Institute pending a decision to release him permanently had attacked the girl wearing the mask and then dragged her into a bush where he raped her.
He was wearing latex gloves as well as the wolf mask and additionally he pulled her jacket over her face so she could not see him.
The the court heard he told his victim: “Lay still for at least five minutes, I know where you live and I will harm you and your family if you tell them.”
However, as soon as she came home, the girl reported the attack.
Christoph K., was arrested at his workplace two days later after his DNA was found at the crime scene and on the victim’s clothes. As he was a convicted paedophile police had his DNA on file.
During the trial on Tuesday, K, admitted he disguised himself with a wolf mask, which he later disposed of in a bin near his home, and he also admitted that he had dragged the girl into the bushes in broad daylight where he raped her.
Convicted paedophile Christoph K. had previously been sentenced to 11 months in prison after he was found guilty of 17 counts of child abuse in 2010.
However, instead of going to jail he was locked up in a secure psychiatric clinic in the city of Munich and more recently had been released and given accommodation in an assisted-living unit.
The court accepted that Christoph K. planned the attack beforehand and “was prepared for the deed” which underlined the prosecutor’s case that he knew what he was doing, and they rejected the defence plea to have him put back in psychiatric care immediately.
However, the court ruled that after being released from prison he should be sent to a secure psychiatric hospital where he would have to remain until doctors decided he was safe to be released.
According to local media, the accused who was allowed to wear a mask in court to hide his face remained silent during the trial.