German National Accused of Raping Indian Children Appears in Berlin Court

Karl-Heinz N is accused of raping six children while he was living in India in 2015-16.


A German national charged with raping six Indian children appeared before court in Berlin for the crimes. The youngest of Karl-Heinz N’s victims was 5 years old and the incidents allegedly happened while he was working in India in 2015-16.

Karl-Heinz N, 59, has been accused of raping children between five and 11 years old, according to the DPA news agency. A large number of boys and young teenagers, some of whom lived nearby, worked for him. Heinz performed sexual acts on many of them, and filmed them, prosecutors were quoted as saying by DPA.

Investigators found more than 250,000 images and videos of child pornography on a hard drive at Heinz’s Berlin flat, the regional RBB television channel reported. He was also convicted in 1996 by a Thailand court for sexual offences against minors in the country, according to AFP. Before being freed under an amnesty, Heinz spent four years in Thailand jail, the reports added.

The last major case of an expat sexually assaulting children in India was reported in September 2017 when British national Murray Denis Ward, 54, was arrested by Delhi Police for sexually assaulting three children at a school run by the National Association for the Blind at RK Puram. The crime came to light when an employee of the school caught him red-handed while he was molesting the blind children in a dormitory. The school employee even recorded a video of Murray’s act before intimating the management. Ward was in India since October 2016.

“It appears he is a pedophile based on (the content of) his laptop, mobile and personal chat history,” AFP had quoted a police official as saying at the time. Ward was booked under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

Another similar case was reported in Mumbai, that involved charity worker Duncan Grant and co-accused Allan Waters. Grant was jailed for six years in 2006 for child sexual abuse that took place at Anchorage Shelters for street children that he set up in Mumbai.

Boys, aged from eight to 18 years, were used as objects of “sexual lust” by Grant, Waters and several other foreigners, the court heard. These boys were regularly taken “on holiday” to resorts in Goa. Grant returned to the United Kingdom after serving his sentence.

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