Germany: Augsburg Serial Exhibitionists Arrested: Syrian and Afghan “Refugees”

This is a follow-up to a story we featured on December 17, Underage Girls Sexually Harassed On Augsburg Public Transport.
An original translation from Augsburger Allgemeine:

Exhibitionists On Bus and Street Tram: Police Make Two Arrests
Dec. 23, 2017

Lately, repeatedly exhibitionists appeared on busses and street trams. They even harassed children. Now the police announce two arrests. By Jörg Heinzle

Lately, cases of exhibitionism piled up in Augsburg. Time and again, men exposed themselves on busses, street trams and regional trains, and sometimes even harassed children. Now, police Augsburg have investigated two alleged serial perpetrators. The men, a Syrian and an Afghan asylum seeker, have been taken into preliminary detention this weekend. A third exhibitionist ist still being searched for.

One of the suspects, a 20-year-old Afghan, confessed four cases of exhibitionism, according to a police spokesman. The man exposed himself on street trams in front of girls. All of the victims are only ten and eleven years old. The arrest of the suspect came thanks to the alertedness of a criminal investigations officer, and a chance meeting. The investigator went downtown in his spare time on Friday. As he is professionally concerned with the case, he knew the images from the surveillance cameras of the street trams which show the suspect. The public utility company installed cameras, which save images temporarily, in all street trams. The investigators analyzed these recordings, which is how they obtained the images of the exhibitionists. The criminal investigations officer accidentally met the 20-year-old and recognized him. He informed his colleagues. The officers arrested the man, who did not resist, near Curt Frenzel Stadion.

Second Suspect Has Not Yet Confessed
Then, on Saturday, police caught a second man, who is allegedly behind at least seven cases of exhibitionism. He is a 32-year-old Syrian. He has not confessed yet. But police think that the man harassed mainly young girls and women – also on public transport, especially in Oberhausen. The 32-year-old did not just expose himself, but he also touched the victims. The youngest victim is ten years old. He allegedly also exposed himself before three boys between the ages of ten and eleven years.

The suspect was apprehended because two young women – 17 and 19 – saw and recognized the man on a street tram. He had harassed them a few days before on a tram in Ulmer Straße. But initially, they did not file a complaint. They now called the police. They followed the man when he exited the tram, and kept the officers informed about the location – he then was arrested in Bahnhofstraße.

Exhibitionist with tablet pc not yet apprehended
Those instances of exhibitionism that were committed by an approximately 30-year-old black African, who always had a white tablet pc with him during the deeds, have not yet been resolved though. The search for him is going on with pressure.

Call for witnesses: Criminal investigators are looking for witnesses, and for further possible victims in the cases of the two apprehended exhibitionists. The 20-year-old Afghan is about 1.60 metres tall. He has got dark, neck-length hair, a brown complexion, and Asian-Mongolian facial features. He was wearing a hooded blue winter jacket with white fur. The 32-year-old Syrian is about 1.70 metres tall and is of a strong, slightly fat, stature. He is described as a “southern” type with a full beard and black hair. He sometimes wore a pullover with white letters, sometimes a dark cap with the shield turned backwards. Criminal investigators are taking cues under telephone no. 0821/323-3810.

Orphanage run by Stockport charity was being used as training camp for Islamist militants



Helen Carter-

March 25, 2009

Bangladesh orphanage run by British charity raided by anti-terror forces

Security forces claim orphanage run by Stockport charity was being used as training camp for Islamist militants

An orphanage run by a British charity in Bangladesh has been raided by local security forces who claim it was being used as a training camp and arms factory for Islamist militants.

The anti-terrorism Rapid Action Battalion said today that it had arrested four people, including a teacher and three caretakers, and was searching for the head of the charity, a British citizen known as Faisal.

The arrests came after a raid yesterday on the Green Crescent madrasa and orphanage on the remote southern island of Bhola, Lieutenant Colonel Munir Haque, an officer involved in the operation, said. The charity’s headquarters is thousands of miles away in the town of Stockport, south of Manchester.

“We found small arms ? about nine or 10 in total ? plus equipment to make small arms, about 3,000 rounds of ammunition, two walkie-talkies, two remote control devices and four sets of army uniforms,” Haque said.

“We also found enough explosives and other equipment to make several hundred grenades. We found some ordinary Islamic books, but others that are in line with extremists like Bin Laden.” Continue Reading →