An Austrian woman, who’d always instructed her children to have compassion for refugees, did an abrupt about-face after an Iraqi immigrant raped her son whom he’d met at the local public swimming pool.
Dunja, who immigrated to Austria from Serbia during the 1990s, was appalled by the man’s defense to the attack, calling it “just monstrous,” according to the Daily Mail.
Rather than denying the act, the rapist claimed he had “too much sexual energy.”
The 10-year-old victim, named Goran, sustained serious injuries as a result of the attack and was hospitalized. His mother said her son cries himself to sleep every night.
Although the attack took place in December, Dunja only opened up to local media recently. She said she’d arrived in Austria as a refugee from the Serbian civil war and struggled to make ends meet while instructing her five children not to prejudge other people.
But when she’d learned that the Iraqi claimed that he’d had a “sexual emergency,” she regretted her previous advice.
“I couldn’t believe it when I heard that. I come from Serbia, and I spent five years living in a Caritas home together with people from many different nations,” Dunja said.
“You certainly can’t call me a racist, but to try and defend himself in that way is just monstrous. It’s like me saying I’m going to go to a bank tomorrow and rob it because I don’t have enough money for my five children.”
Her thoughts then turned to her son.
“I know that the physical wounds will heal, but the wounds to his soul may never heal,” she told the local media.
Although the attack happened in December, it wasn’t immediately reported to protect the victim.
Dunja explained that her son loved swimming, and on the day of the attack, she gave him three euros so that he could go to the local public swimming pool in Vienna after school.
“He was so happy at having the money, and after school went there straight away so I wasn’t expecting him back home immediately,” Dunja said.
“Three hours after school finished, I got a phone call from him and he was crying into the phone. I couldn’t understand a word he said, but then somebody came on the phone and told me: ‘Please come straight away, your child has been sexually assaulted.’”
The last thing any parent wants to hear.
The Mail reported:
She said that she had rushed there straight away and was devastated when she looked through a glass window and saw her crying child sitting in a room with a man in swimming trunks who had handcuffs on.
She said her sister was with her, and the police had to stop her from attacking the man straight away.
“I don’t want the man to be deported, I want him to be jailed because I have heard what they do to child sex attackers in jail,” Dunja said.
“I want him to experience everything in jail that child sex attackers can experience from the other convicts. And then I want him deported.”