Afghan accused of sexually abusing two Ukrainian refugee children

An Afghan migrant who worked as a security guard at a reception center for German asylum seekers has been accused of sexually abusing two Ukrainian refugee children aged six and seven.

The alleged abuse allegedly took place at a reception center for asylum seekers in the town of Meßstetten in Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the 24-year-old Afghan was hired to work in security.

The two alleged victims, girls aged six and seven, reported the alleged sexual abuse, which involved inappropriate sexual touching and harassment, to their mothers, and the mothers reported the Afghan to the head of security at the home. He was arrested and brought before a local magistrate on Tuesday, the SWR television channel reports.

The accommodation center for asylum seekers in Meßstetten has been welcoming refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine since March.

Tübingen district president Klaus Tappeser commented on the alleged sexual abuse, saying the Afghan defendant has been removed from his post and no longer has access to asylum accommodation.

He added that mothers and children will be offered psychological help.

Last weekend in Austria, a 19-year-old Syrian asylum seeker was also accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old Ukrainian refugee in the town of Weyer. Local police arrested the Syrian, but he was later released and moved to another asylum.

The populist Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) opposed the migrant being allowed to remain free, calling it a scandal.

Since the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the exodus of millions of Ukrainian refugees to Europe, other cases of Ukrainian women being sexually abused have also been reported.

In March, an 18-year-old Ukrainian woman was allegedly raped at a migrant shelter in the city of Düsseldorf by Iraqi and Nigerian men. The incident allegedly took place on board a ship used as asylum accommodation.

While the two men involved are believed to be from Nigeria and Iraq, they also held Ukrainian passports.

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