Denmark May Fine Girl for Pepper Spraying Rapist
The Clarion Project
January 28, 2016
A 17-year-old girl may face criminal charges after she used pepper spray — which is illegal in Denmark — to successfully fight off her assailant.
A 17-year-old girl who was sexually attacked in Denmark may face charges herself after she used pepper spray against her assailant.
“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” said a local police spokesman in Sonderborg, where the attack took place.
After knocking the teenager to the ground and unbuttoning her pants, the victim was able to prevent being raped by pepper-spraying the man.
The man fled the scene and has yet to be arrested.
The Local reports “The case has sparked a backlash among some Danes who point to increasing reports of sexual harassment [by male asylum seekers] in Sonderborg and other Danish cities at the same time that police say they are stretched too thin to properly carry out their duties.”
After the case was reported by the Danish news outlet TVS, a number of readers wrote in the comments sections that they would be willing to pay the girl’s fine, which is expected to be 500 kroner ($73).
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