A young lad far from home
An Afghan migrant will be charged as an adult now that it has been discovered that the unaccompanied minor who raped and murdered the daughter of an EU official is also a liar.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Afghan asylum seeker Hussein Khavari, who claimed to be 17 when he raped and drowned 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger last October, may have lied about his age to lessen the severity of his punishment.
Khavari, whom investigators have concluded is likely 22, raped and drowned the daughter of a legal adviser to the European Commission as she bicycled home after a party in Freiberg.
Investigators suspected that Khavari was lying when he said he was 17, as he had already told Greek authorities he was 17 back in 2013 before he came to Germany.
The new report on his age clears the way for prosecutors to charge him as an adult, meaning that if convicted, he could face a life sentence.
Following his arrest, it emerged that he had been sentenced to ten years in jail in Greece after he threw a 20-year-old student off a cliff on the island of Corfu in May 2013.
The assailant was given early release in Greece due to his alleged age, and entered Germany in 2015 as an unaccompanied minor.