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Verdict on swimming pool rape case overturned
An Iraqi refugee who was jailed after claiming it was a sexual emergency when he raped a boy in a swimming pool has had the sentence overturned.
An appeal court accepted the defence lawyer's claim that the lower court had not done enough to ascertain whether or not the rapist had realised the schoolboy was saying no.
The attacker, identified as 20-year-old Iraqi migrant Amir A., had been treated to a trip to the Theresienbad pool in December 2015 as part of the integration process.
He had also been provided with a 15-year-old helper and translator who was supposedly teaching him how to integrate into life in Vienna.
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