Police on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of belonging to terror group Isis, and of raping a woman as she attempted to flee an Isis-held area in Syria with her children, officials said.
The 31-year-old suspect, named as Akram A., was detained in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
Prosecutors allege that he manned a checkpoint in Syria that sought to prevent citizens from escaping Isis-controlled territory.
In early 2016, he stopped a woman who was trying to flee with her children, they said.
“Under the pretext of obtaining the necessary ‘exit permit’, the accused lured her to a house and raped her,” prosecutors said in the statement.