Teen Girl Fends off Rapist with Pepper Spray Gets Arrested

Teen Girl Fends off Rapist with Pepper Spray Gets Arrested

Denmark – A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg on Wednesday at around 10pm by a dark-skinned English-speaking man. She said the man knocked her to the ground and then unbuttoned her pants and attempted to undress her. 
 
The girl was able to save herself from further assault by using pepper spray on the attacker, but now she may be the one who ends up in legal trouble. 
 
“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd. 
 
The case has sparked a backlash among some Danes who point to increasing reports of sexual harassment in Sønderborg and other Danish cities at the same time that police say they are stretched too thin to properly carry out their duties
 
Numerous readers wrote in the comments section on TV Syd’s story about the incident that they would be willing to pay the girl’s fine, which will most likely be 500 kroner ($73 USD). 
 
The man who attacked the 17-year-old fled from the scene and has not been charged. 
 
Sexual assaults have been in the news in Sønderborg recently after several women in the town reported earlier this month that they sometimes feel harassed by the aggressive behaviour of some male asylum seekers and refugees at the local asylum centre. 
 
It is not known, however, if the assailant in this latest incident was an asylum seeker or refugee.
 
In related news, a nightclub in Sønderborg is now barring guests from entering if they cannot speak Danish, English or German. Other Danish nightclubs are also reportedly considering similar moves. 

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  1. I am a Danish citizen, and the way you spelled it in your newsletter, send on mail, Damian, should actually have been, “ulovligt” ;)

  2. Actually, pretty much this same sort of thing is happening all over Europe right now. I have a number of Apprentices who live there, and who have told be about such charges in three other countries besides Denmark. And, since the police are unwilling to address the problem then citizens groups (vigilanties) are now helping to separate Muslims there from the offending body parts that “cause” them to do these stupid things. That is also being covered up as the authorities don’t want to encourage other people to do likewise.

  3. This is absolutely ridiculous, the attacker should be punished and pay all legal costs then deported. The girl should be praised for her heroic action a d receive counciling if required. Typical of EU laws forced upon us via our totally useless political leaders.

  4. Unfortunately, they ,the law makers, can control what we may possess. But
    isn’t that the whole reason that we’re learning what we’re learning with this
    program. They cannot legally dictate what skills we have. I praise this woman for defending herself and not
    being a victim. 
    If there where more women like this, it might make sick people like this think twice.

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