A suspect in a New Years Eve sexual assault in Düsseldorf has been arrested after his alleged victim spotted him on TV.
According to The Telegraph police had no idea who had sexually assaulted an unnamed 18-year-old girl on New Years Eve. However, she was able to recognize him on a documentary called “King of the Pickpockets”.
The man has been identified by a newspaper as Taoufik M, a Moroccan who lived in Germany for two years.
In the documentary, it is suggested that Taoufik has a criminal record. He denied allegations he was the leader of a gang of criminals.
When his alleged victim spotted Taoufik, she informed police. He was arrested early Saturday morning.
“The man was one of a larger group of foreigners who carried out repeated indecent assaults and physical harassment,” police said in a statement.
Düsseldorf was one of many German cities that saw mass sexual assaults committed by migrants on New Years Eve.