German probe blames migrants for New Year’s Eve sexual assaults

Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state said nearly all suspects in the New Year’s Eve violence against women in Cologne were “of foreign origin”.

Ralf Jaeger said the men who groped and robbed women emerged from a crowd of over 1,000 “Arab and North African” men near Cologne’s main railway station, including many recently arrived refugees.

Jaeger also warned that “to label certain groups and stigmatise them as sexual offenders is not just wrong, but dangerous.”

The sexual violence has shocked Germany and piled pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over her policy towards refugees.

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