NewsReport gathered that on the Oscar Wilde hotel ship, the woman was allegedly molested by two guys, one after the other. The suspected assailants, aged 37 and 26, are from Iraq and Nigeria, respectively, but also have Ukrainian citizenship, according to Bild.
An 18-year-old Ukrainian immigrant was allegedly gang-raped by two men on a German hotel ship designed to shelter those fleeing Russia’s war.
On the Oscar Wilde hotel ship, the woman was allegedly molested by two guys, one after the other. The suspected assailants, aged 37 and 26, are from Iraq and Nigeria, respectively, but also have Ukrainian citizenship, according to Bild.
Police launched an investigation into the alleged assault which took place on March 6 and arrested the two men, who remain in custody, Dusseldorf prosecutor’s office confirmed on Monday.
Alongside paying guests, more than 25 refugees were staying on the hotel ship at the time of the alleged incident after fleeing the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine last month, Daily Mail reports.
Since the start of the Russian invasion on 24 February, more than three million people, including over one million children, have fled Ukraine for other states in Europe, according to the UN.
It is almost entirely women and children making up the number who are fleeing across Ukraine’s borders and concerns are growing on how to protect the most vulnerable refugees from being targeted by human traffickers or becoming victims to other forms of exploitation.
It is at least the second alleged rape of a teenage Ukrainian refugee after a man was arrested in Poland last week on suspicion of assaulting a 19-year-old who had fled the conflict.
A 49-year-old man was detained in Wroclaw, Poland, on Thursday after he allegedly lured the young woman in with the offer of help over the internet.
‘She escaped from war-torn Ukraine, did not speak Polish. She trusted a man who promised to help and shelter her. Unfortunately, all this turned out to be deceitful manipulation.’