BERLIN — German officials say they have taken a 21-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker into custody after a 15-year-girl alleged he was one of two men who sexually assaulted her.
Police said Wednesday they are still looking for the second suspect and wouldn’t provide details about him, citing the ongoing investigation.
The girl reported to police last Thursday she had been assaulted two days earlier by two men in a public toilet in Koenigs Wusterhausen, outside Berlin.
Police say she identified at least one of her alleged attackers by name and the man was arrested Friday at an area home for asylum-seekers where he had been living.
The case has the potential to inflame tensions in Germany over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to let in more than 1 million migrants in 2015-16.
The Associated Press