Austrian Police Investigating Unprecented Number of Islamic Migrant Sex Assaults on New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck

Almost 20 women claim a group of 10 men were grabbing the breasts and groins of the victims in the main square of Innsbruck —>


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( Austrian police are investigating an unprecedented number of sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck.

Some 18 women reported having been groped by up to 10 individuals on Innsbruck’s main square where around 25,000 gathered to ring in 2017, senior police official Ernst Kranebitter said.

“We’ve not had anything like this happen here before,” Kranebitter told AFP.

“They were dancing around the victims and then suddenly grabbed their breast or stuck their hands between their legs.”

“That’s what made it hard for others to notice what was going on — it all happened amid festivities.”

The suspects have been described as being in their late teens, said Kranebitter.

Amateur video footage of the incidents has so far failed to help investigators identify the suspects because the image quality was too poor.