Most of the suspects in the sex attacks that allegedly took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve may never be caught, the city’s police chief, Juergen Mathies, said.
The poor quality of CCTV camera footage will prevent the identification of sex offenders, Mathies said, according to the BBC.
“The CCTV footage is not good enough to clearly identify sexual assaults. We can see some thefts but that’s all. We are relying on witness accounts and victims identifying their attackers,” Mathies told the BBC.
On Wednesday three men – a Tunisian and two Moroccans – were brought before a court on the charge of thefts perpetrated on December 31, 2015. The Moroccan, identified only as Younis A, received a six-month suspended sentence for stealing a mobile phone. The verdict for the others is yet to be announced.
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