On January 8, 2017, the world was introduced to the story of a man named Richard Wurm, who had been raped on the train from Berlin to Paris, and who had no idea he had been sexually assaulted until he saw the photos of the victim, who he was to meet the following day.
“The photos showed me naked,” Wurmp says, “a bunch of young men who were all about me and wanted to get me.
I was scared.
I thought, Oh, this is what happens when you don’t believe in yourself.”
A month after the incident, Wurmba was finally able to report it to the police, and the police did nothing.
They said that Wurmgarten’s account was credible and that it was possible to be raped by strangers.
Wurms’ account was also validated by a second witness, who said that he had seen Wurmmart’s attacker in the train station and that Wurgam had said that the two had been friends.
The police and the judicial authorities both said that they believed Wurmberg’s account.
But Wurmerm was never charged.
In response to Wurum’s case, the Cologne-based Cologne Rape Survivors’ Alliance (CRSA) and the Cologne women’s shelter created a commission to investigate rape cases.
They found that the number of rape allegations made against men in Cologne and other cities is not very high, and that there was a “systemic problem” with the police and judicial systems.
A report published in May 2018 said that police and prosecutors were “unable to identify victims, to investigate them, and to take action against perpetrators”.
“The victims we have interviewed are often reluctant to come forward with sexual assault allegations because of a lack of information and lack of trust,” the report said.
The CRSA called on Cologne City Hall to “re-evaluate the way it investigates and prosecutes sexual assaults”.
The city of Cologne and the city’s police chief have since announced that they are looking into Wurmarms case.
A new bill is also in the works to reform the Cologne police and prosecutor system.
Cologne has become known as a city with a high crime rate because of the number and severity of sexual assaults.
The Cologne Cologne rape case has become a focal point for the German debate about how the country deals with sexual violence and abuse, with several members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and her Christian Social Union (CSU) party calling for changes to the Cologne law.
“It’s a very big issue, and it’s one that needs to be tackled urgently,” said Lotta Müller, a criminologist at the University of Cologne.
“Cologne is a city where women feel unsafe and men feel unsafe, and where rape and sexual violence happen.”
What is rape?
In Germany, rape is defined as “the unlawful penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the person or of the age of consent.”
It is not a criminal offence to rape a woman or a man.
The law does not specify how many people a woman can be accused of raping.
It defines rape as the penetration of the female genitalia with a “object” without the “willing or ability of the offender to withdraw”.
A victim who is drunk and unable to give consent is not considered to have consented to sex.
In the German rape statute, a perpetrator is considered guilty if they have “caused or contributed to the commission of rape”, and “performed the act by force, fraud or duress”.
In 2017, Germany had the third highest number of rapes per 100,000 population.
The number of women raped in Germany in 2017 rose from 1,823 to 2,937, while the number in men rose from 2,878 to 3,085.
Women’s rights campaigners say that this is because the German criminal code does not protect women from rape.
According to a 2016 report by the UN, the majority of rapes in Germany are committed by men.
In a statement, the CSU said that women were more likely to be sexually assaulted in the wake of a social media backlash.
“We are in a moment of great crisis, when the German state has been exposed as a rape culture,” the CSUs statement said.
“Women have been forced to live under a constant fear of violence, and have been the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of their own husbands or fathers.”
The CSU’s statement added: “The criminal law does nothing to stop the violent criminal abuse of women.”
On January 9, 2018, a man was sentenced to three years in prison for raping a woman who had gone to the city centre to buy some flowers.
The woman was raped in a park on the outskirts of Cologne in front of passers-by.
The victim did not want to go