"just Over three years after the new year's eve in Cologne, in which several hundred women reported that they had been subjected to sexual abuse, only three perpetrators have been sentenced, reports the daily News."
"Thousands of people had flocked to the centre of Cologne to celebrate together in 2016. But the opposition would instead be characterized by abuse, harassment and robbery after large groups of men abused mainly lonely women."
"The fact that many of the perpetrators had an immigrant background and had been in Germany in less than a year led to an extensive debate on the"
"Total notified 1 304 persons to the victim of a crime in connection with the celebration. 661 of these were women who have been subjected to sexual harassment."
"Despite the fact that the police in Cologne set up a comprehensive investigation in which up to 100 police officers worked at the same time, it has been difficult to identify and prosecute suspected perpetrators, including as a result of sub-standard images from the surveillance cameras."
" It is a disappointing result. It is not possible to describe in any other way, " says court spokesperson Wolfgang Schorn to DN."