‘The Jungfernstieg‘ is an urban promenade in Hamburg, Germany. The city’s foremost boulevard and part of a buzzing nighlife, it’s unofficial nickname is ‘the Partymile.’ But the ‘Partymile’ is also the ‘Crimemile’.
On 6 November 2016, it was the scene of what German news outlet ‘Welt‘ describes as a “wicked crime“.
Ali D., a 30-year-old refugee from Iraq raped the 13-year old Mona L. (fictitious name). The suspect and victim knew each other. Before the rape, they were part of a group of youngsters that were out partying and drinking. It was long after midnight, around three in the morning, that the group broke up. Mona started to make her way home. But on the platform of the tram, the accused grabbed her from behind. Ali is said to have held his hand before her mouth while he hauled her into an empty room. There he pushed Mona to the floor. He took off her pants and violently conducted sexual acts with her.
Afterwards, Ali D. fled to Hungary. There he was apprehended by the police after an international manhunt. On 2 March Hungarian officials extradited D. to Germany. He’s been in a Hamburg court since Thursday on charges of rape of a minor.
Mona L., 14 years old now, suffers from the crime to this day. Because of this…