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Rapes by migrants in German swimming pools surging, police quietly admit

A public swimming pool in the western German town of Bornheim. The town barred adult male asylum seekers from its pool after receiving complaints that some women were sexually harassed there.

A public swimming pool in the western German town of Bornheim. The town barred adult male asylum seekers from its pool after receiving complaints that some women were sexually harassed there.  (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

German police have quietly conceded that the influx of Middle Eastern and African migrants into the country has led to a spike in grisly rapes at public swimming pools.

Officers in the nation – under strain from some 1 million new arrivals welcomed in by Chancellor Angela Merkel – warned of the surge in a private briefing.

But the message was leaked to German tabloid Bild, seeming to confirm fears that violent and sexual crime are tied to Europe’s migrant crisis .

An internal memo created by officers in Dusseldorf read: “The K12 can confirm a surge in sex crimes at these establishments.

“In particular rape and the sexual abuse of children in bathing establishments have given us grave cause for concern.

“The perpetrators are, for the most part, immigrants.”

Fears of the crisis getting worse will only intensify as swimming pool use in general increases for the summer.

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