An original translation by Nash Montana with much thanks
Wilhelmsburg – After St. Pauli there is apparently a second location in Hamburg, where multiple young women fall victim to groping and harassment. The target are female students of the vocational school W4 at the Dratelnstraße, where about 2000 mostly female students are trained to become medical, dental or veterinary professionals.
The truth has only become known after the headmistress reported several cases where students were hassled and sexually harassed. Apparently they were sexually solicited on their way to the Train station in Wilhelmsburg by individual men and small groups of men. They were sexually harassed in different ways or prompted to kiss. To put it plainly: The path to the vocational school became a gauntlet for the young women.
The police so far speaks of at least eight cases. But that seems to be only the tip of the iceberg. Inquiries by the responsible police officer for the school has shown that additional numerous similar incidents have taken place, even though only a small part of the students had been surveyed so far.
One student described how she was followed by a group of men all the way to the main train station, where they pushed her up against the wall while other men stood watch and laughed. ”Many other such incidents were described”, according to Chief Inspector Andreas Schöpflin. Almost all incidents took place surrounding the school property. The descriptions of the perpetrators are all nearly identical. They speak little to no german at all, apparently originating from the Middle East or North Africa. It is examined if these men come from the nearby Initial Reception Center at Dratelnstrasse. About 1,400 refugees are placed there.
As for the school, because of the harassment and attacks, it is now under police protection. It has been announced that an increased police presence will take place which includes the deployment of riot police.