German police have claimed the disappearance by the 13 year old daughter of a Russian migrant family for 30 hours on January 11th, and her use as a “sex slave” by a trio of Arab men had been consensual, and no kidnap or rape had been involved. Russia disputes this version of events, with Russian media reporting the girl had been taken from her family and passed around the three men for hours on end.
Sex with a 13 year old girl, whether consensual or not, is a crime in Germany, yet there have not yet been any arrests.
The persistence of reports in the Russian media about the case has now led the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to become involved, accusing Germany of papering over the cracks and covering up her rape.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday morning, Mr. Lavrov said of the young girl who has only been identified as ‘Lisa F.’, that she had “clearly not voluntarily disappeared for 30 hours”. Mr. Lavrov said the German authorities had in the past shown a tendency to “paint over the reality of domestic politics for reasons of political correctness”.
Thousands of Russian-German citizens rallied at the weekend in German cities, including a demonstration of 700 in Berlin outside the Chancellery, declaring solidarity with the girl and carrying banners declaring “stay away from our children”.