Ex-manager of refugee home charged with rape of Syrian asylum seeker

The former manager of a refugee home has been charged with the rape of a 22-year-old Syrian asylum seeker on several occasions, a German court said Thursday.

The 50-year-old, whose name was withheld in line with privacy laws, met the Syrian woman while he was working as the manager of her refugee accommodation, said Arnsberg court spokesman Johannes Kamp.

The alleged rapes occurred in the man's home in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after the woman moved in with him, Kamp said.

He added that the man has been in custody since mid-June and that a date for his trial has not yet been set.

According to regional newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the man's contract ended at the shelter in February.

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