Syrian migrants lose pool rights after filming 15-year-old girl changing, no arrests made

poolAccording to a report at the French-language 7Sur7, two Syrian migrants were caught filming a 15-year-old girl as she was changing at a communal pool.  Police were called, but according to the report, no arrests were made.

The migrants, however, lost their pool rights.  A rough Google translation of the report says:

Two Syrian refugees were welcomed in Diksmuide (West Flanders) can not get a foot in the communal swimming pool “De Kupe” learns Het Laatste Nieuws. Wednesday night, one of them has kept watch while the other came in public locker rooms. The latter has filmed with his mobile phone a young girl of 15 who was in the process of change.

The incident occurred Wednesday around 19:30 in the communal pool ‘De Kupe’. A course was given by the local swimming club. There were so many people in the basin. The girl of 15, she had completed her course earlier than her friends and is returned to the locker room alone. She did not notice she was being followed by one of two Syrians. The other watched to make sure that the coast was clear. When she noticed the presence of man in the locker room, the girl screamed, which alerted the pool staff who could master both individuals.

“Our daughter is very shocked by what happened,” the girl’s father reportedly said.  “When she saw a man filming with her phone, she cried directly. Normally all the girls dress in the same common locker room but this time she was alone. It is clear that these men were the tracking to prepare their shot. The first told the second that our daughter was alone. They saw it as an easy target. “

According to the report, the two have only been in Belgium for 14 days and had not caused any problems — until now.

“Anyway, we responded well,” the pool staff said.  “The staff challenged the two and called the police. We have denied them access to the pool. Next week we’ll talk at the College of Aldermen. Under the procedure we will also ban them as the pool. They are no longer welcome. We also informed the reception center. For now, it is not even question them at the door.”

The two men were not arrested and an investigation is reportedly in progress…


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