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Germany: Asylum-seeker convicted of raping Chinese students

AP  |  Berlin 

A German has convicted a 32- year-old Iraqi man of raping two Chinese college students in the western city of Bochum.

The dpa agency reported Tuesday that the sentenced the man to 11 years in prison.

The defendant, who wasn't identified by name, acknowledged in that he assaulted the women in August and November last year. evidence linked him to both crimes.

The defendant came to as an asylum-seeker more than a year ago with his wife and children.

The victims, who were 21 and 27 years old at the time, had been studying at Bochum university.

The high-profile case was one of several that fanned a national debate in about how to respond to a rise in violent crimes committed by migrants.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:43 IST