Sex attack Siegaue near Bonn-Geislar Rapist attacked couple at the Sieg ferry

Bonn · Bonn police are conducting an intensive search for a violent sex offender. The man, aged between 20 and 30, allegedly raped a 23-year-old woman in the Siegaue nature reserve near Bonn-Geislar on Saturday night.

A woman was raped on Saturday night near the Bergheim Sieg ferry. Police have been searching for an unknown man aged between 20 and 30, who allegedly carried out the attack. A spokesperson told the German press agency on Monday morning that officers have been following leads from the surrounding area.

The victim is a 23-year-old woman. She and her boyfriend (26) had set up a tent on Saturday below the L269 Niederkassel road within sight of the Sieg ferry. Late in the evening, around 12.30am, police said an unknown man approached and attacked the pair.

The alleged perpetrator severely threatened the two young people with a large knife and told the 23-year-old to leave the tent. He then apparently forced the young woman to have sex. While police spoke in initial reports of a “sex crime”, by the afternoon they said there had been a rape. The perpetrator supposedly acted in an extremely brutal and unscrupulous manner.

After the attack, the rapist fled through the Siegaue towards the Rhine. The woman’s 26-year-old companion, who according to police was also severely threatened by the armed perpetrator, immediately notified the police and rescue services by mobile phone. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital.

Witnesses describe the man as between 20 and 30 years old and around 1.80 metres tall. He is dark-skinned and has a slender build. His victims said he threatened them in broken English and was wearing light-coloured jeans and a short summer jacket. A spokesperson said: “The couple were able to give a very good description of the perpetrator and we are currently matching this.” The couple are now receiving pastoral counselling.

Police used a helicopter and a sniffer dog in their search of the area around the crime scene. Besides a detailed interview with the victim, police are also looking at evidence of possible sex crimes submitted recently to police stations. Police had not made an arrest by Sunday evening. Investigations are continuing.

Possible witnesses with information about the incident described or who have information about the identity or location of the alleged perpetrator are asked to contact police on 0228 150. (Orig. text: Rüdiger Franz and Michael Wrobel)

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