Muslim “refugee” on trial for raping 90-year-old on way back from church

After an elderly woman was raped and robbed on her way back from church in October, the trial started in Düsseldorf on Thursday of the 19-year-old suspect.

The Spanish-Moroccan man is accused of rape, bodily harm and theft, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty, the Rheinische Post reports.

The 90-year-old victim had just lit a candle in the St. Lambertus Church in the old town of Düsseldorf on October 2nd, when the young man confronted her and shouted “money, money!”, according to the prosecution.

But when the woman did not have any money with her, the 19-year-old dragged her into the courtyard where he pulled down her leggings and raped her, before strangling her and pulling at her hair.

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