A ‘child refugee’ who raped and drowned an EU official’s daughter is actually a fully grown adult, dental checks have revealed.
Hussein Khavari, who claimed to be a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor at the time of the crime, ambushed 19-year-old Maria Ladenburger, before raping her and then drowning her in a river in October 2016.
Yesterday, anthropologist Ursula Wittwer-Backofen testified that with 99.7% probability that Khavari is aged between 22 and 29 years old, meaning he will face justice as an adult.
Wittwer-Backofen says that her analysis of the tooth along with other “physical maturity characteristics” lead her to believe the migrant is 25 years old.
Miss Ladenburger was the daughter of Dr Clemens Ladenburger, a top lawyer who assists the legal director of the European Commission. It is widely reported that between her medical degree, Ladenburger worked with asylum seekers as a volunteer.
At her funeral, her family requested well-wishers donate to two charities, including one which supports refugees and asylum seekers.
The head of the country’s police union, Rainer Wendt, said: ”We wouldn’t have this victim, and so many others, if our country had been better prepared for the dangers that always go along with massive immigration.”
The co-chair of the anti-mass migration AfD said: “We are shocked by this crime and at the same time we see that our warnings about the uncontrolled arrival of hundreds of thousands of young men from Islamic-patriarchal cultures are written off as populist.”
A verdict is expected to be delivered in December.