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Jan 23, 2020

Somali man arrested for alleged robbery and rape

Budapest police headquarters state on its website that a 25-year-old woman and a female friend met the suspect and another man in the capital’s party district late on Monday.

A Somali citizen living in Budapest under subsidiary protection status has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman in the city.

Budapest police headquarters state on its website that a 25-year-old woman and a female friend met the suspect and another man in the capital’s party district late on Monday.

The 30-year-old suspect accompanied the woman out of a venue alone, suggesting going to a park to smoke a joint. When she refused his sexual advances, he allegedly hit and kicked her multiple times before raping her and stealing her phone.

An American passer-by heard the woman’s screams and went to help. The suspect allegedly hit and kicked him before running away. The assaulted man reported the incident to police who arrested the suspect at nearby Teleki Square.

The Somali suspect is being held in custody while pre-trial detention is requested on the grounds of sexual assault, robbery, serious bodily harm and drug use. The suspect has denied the charges.

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