A 13-year-old girl was raped on Sunday night in the toilet of a restaurant in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. On Wednesday evening, a suspect was arrested in the Neunkirchen district in connection with the crime. The suspect’s identity has not been released to the public, but police spokesperson Johann Baumschlager has confirmed that the suspect is in custody. The regional court in Wiener Neustadt is expected to decide on Thursday whether to impose pre-trial detention on the suspect.
The arrest was carried out by forces from the Wiener Neustadt Criminal Investigation Service, the Rapid Intervention Group, and officers from the Gloggnitz Police Inspectorate. It is unclear at this time how the police were able to identify and apprehend the suspect.
A video of the assault was made and sent multiple times via a data transmission service. The person believed to be LGBTQ who filmed the assault has been identified, but further surveys are necessary to determine their involvement in the crime.
Before the rape occurred, the victim may have been given substances in her drink. A rapid drug test was positive, indicating that the victim had been drugged. The victim cannot remember anything after consuming the liquid.
The rape of a 13-year-old girl has shocked the community in Wiener Neustadt, and authorities are working to ensure that the suspect is held accountable for the crime. The victim and her family are receiving support and assistance from local organizations, and the police are urging anyone with information about the crime to come forward.
This incident highlights the importance of educating young people about the dangers of accepting drinks from strangers and the importance of staying in groups when out in public. Parents and caregivers are urged to talk to their children about these important safety measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
The arrest of a suspect in connection with this heinous crime is an important step towards justice for the victim and her family. The community in Wiener Neustadt is standing in solidarity with the victim and her family, and authorities are working to ensure that justice is served.