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Gay man raped cruising park in Copenhagen, Denmark

Two Iranian men arrested over rape and assault of 22-year-old in Danish capital
22-year-old gay man raped in Copenhagen's H C Ørstedsparken park, a well known cruising ground

A 22-year-old gay man was raped after cruising in a park in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday morning (2 August).

The victim said he had flirted with one of the two alleged offenders and had agreed to have sex with him in the H C Ørstedsparken park before the assault. The site is well known as a popular cruising ground for gay men in the Danish capital.

However, the men became violent and tried to strangle the victim, ripping off his pants and raping him, Homotropolis reports.

After the assault the victim walked to a nearby 7-Eleven from where he contacted the police and reported the rape.

The police have arrested two Iranian men, aged 23 and 25, who they believe are the perpetrators.

‘They were arrested after we received a tip from a witness,’ Danny Rise, head of investigations, told Danish newspaper BT.

‘During the preliminary interrogation they admitted having been present in the park at the time of the offense and have as such also acknowledged that the event took place.’

Both men are attending the preliminary hearing on today (3 August).
 

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