Karim, a 30 years old illegal immigrant, has been sentenced by a Belgian court to 4 years in prison for the 3 day long rape of a mentally handicapped young girl. He had already been deported from the country once and was prohibited from staying in the country for a period of 6 years. Unfortunately, he was residing in Liège nonetheless and crossed the path of a 19 years old handicapped woman, whose mental age is estimated to be around that of a 7 or 8 years old child.
In November 2014, the girl was reported missing for 3 days. She was with an acquaintance when she met Karim, who took her to a squat. According to the girl’s mother, the illegal raped her in the hope of making her fall into pregnancy to obtain legal documents. Karim then kept her from taking birth control pills and accompanied her to a planned parenthood centre to take a pregnancy test.
The young girl explained that he physically abused her and forced her to have sexual relations with him. She confessed that he was extremely violent, at the point that he made her bleed during the sexual abuse, and that he forced her to take sleeping pills. The suspect admitted he realised that the young girl was mentally handicapped, and accused their common acquaintance to be the 19-year-old real rapist. He then went on a confused rant, blaming the Belgian authorities to falsely accuse him in order to put him in jail at all costs.
The victim’s interrogation does not leave any place for doubt however. She claimed he threatened her with violence and dragged her by the hair. The poor girl had already been the victim of another rapist before she met this new abuser.