On November 3rd at the Kinderbauernhof (children’s farm) area of Goelitzer Park in Berlin, the 23-year-old Syrian Muslim migrant was reportedly spotted by a babysitter who was visiting the zoo with a child.
Sputnik News “My babysitter was at Goerlitzer Park with our son when they witnessed the man carrying out a sexual act on the pony,” a woman told the Berliner Morgenpost, adding that her babysitter had informed park staff about the incident but is unwilling to talk about it anymore because it was too traumatizing.
An employee of the zoo told the newspaper that the babysitter had taken a photo of the man as he committed the act, and immediately contacted park staff, who called the police. When he realized that he had been seen, the young man got off the animal and disappeared into the park.
Having seen the photo, park wardens found the man and apprehended him before he left the park; they then handed him over to police.
Berlin police have confirmed that the man is facing charges for violating the Animal Welfare Act and “causing a public nuisance through sexual acts.” The first charge carries a sentence of up to three years in prison or a fine, while the second carries a sentence of up to one year in prison or a fine.
The kid’s petting farm in Germany’s capital is popular with young families and is home to two ponies, two donkeys, half a dozen sheep and goats as well as chickens, ducks and rabbits.