Status: 18/09/2023, 15:47 p.m.
By: Moritz Bletzinger
In the Agrippabad in Cologne, it is said to have come on Sunday (September 17) to the bad incident. © Hermann J. Knippertz/Imago
A group of young men allegedly harassed and abused a 13-year-old girl in a swimming pool in Cologne. The police are looking for witnesses.
Cologne – Worse emergency call from the swimming pool in downtown Cologne: A girl was allegedly abused in the outdoor pool by a group of eight young men. The whole thing is said to have taken place on Sunday in the Agrippabad.
Girl allegedly abused in swimming pool in Cologne: police put suspects with a large contingent
The girl had been able to free herself and inform the lifeguard, who then alerted the police, informs the presidium of Cologne. The police responded with a large contingent: Seven patrol crews put the suspects at the exit and were able to identify a witness who had observed the incident.
The group consisted of three 16-year-olds, three 21-year-olds, and one 22- and 26-year-olds each. Four of them have Syrian, three Turkish and one Iraqi nationality. They all come from Cologne and the surrounding area.
Around 18:20 p.m., the young men are said to have surrounded, harassed and threw up the girl in the outdoor pool. When she went into hiding, a 16-year-old Iraqi grabbed her bikini bottoms, according to the accusation.
Incident in the Agrippabad in Cologne: police are looking for witnesses
Now the police are investigating what exactly happened in the Agrippabad. For this purpose, the Cologne Inspectorate is calling for witnesses: bathers who have observed the crime should report to the Criminal Investigation Department 12 on 0221 229 - 0 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criminal offences often occur in swimming pools, at one time they are brawls. In August, a boy died in a swimming pool in Rome after falling down the drain.