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Sep 09, 2016

Somalian migrant accused of sexual assault and theft in Budapest

The 20-year-old is accused of sexual harassment on Tuesday, and also faces allegations that he stole clothes, a bag and cash from a hotel

Hungarian police are investigating a Somalian migrant who is accused of sexually abusing a woman and then stealing from a hotel in Budapest, it has been reported today.

The Somalian, who has been living in Hungary after being granted state protection in October 2015, is set to be placed in pre-trial on suspicion of indecency and theft.

The 20-year-old is accused of sexual harassment in Budapest on Tuesday. He is also accused of then stealing clothes, a bag and cash from a hotel.

According to sources, the young Somalian migrant arrived to Greece through Ethiopia, Sudan and Syria, from where he illegally travelled on to Hungary.

He applied for asylum in Hungary in the summer of 2015 and was granted state protection by authorities in October last year.

The incident comes after another Somalian asylum-seeker jumped into a woman’s car in Budapest in mid-August and demanded to be taken somewhere. The man was only removed from the car after police arrived.