Nine Iraqi asylum seekers from the same family have appeared in court accused of gang raping a woman in a sickening New Year’s Eve attack.
Harrowing details were made public by prosecutors as the trial began this week in Vienna, Austria.
It is alleged the victim, identified only as a 28-year-old German teacher Julia S. due to local privacy laws, was celebrating New Year with a friend.
She was drinking with her in a bar when at 2am four of the Iraqis joined the two women at the table with a bottle of vodka.
It is claimed she was feeling sick and was taken back to a flat in the Leopoldstadt neighbourhood where the alleged ordeal began.
When the four men dragged her home, five other men were allegedly waiting to pounce, the court heard.
It is claimed they had ordered all female family members also living at the property to leave so they could carry out the horrific attack undisturbed.
The migrants, all aged between 23 and 47 years old, then stripped the unconscious woman, the court heard.
All nine allegedly took turns raping her before they then kicked her out the flat and left her at a tram stop.
She was found crying and shaking by passers-by who then called the police.
She told officers she had woken up on a double bed with strange men hanging over her. She was conscious for some of the gang rape before being thrown out of the property.
Officers then took sperm and DNA samples which have matched up to the men, according to the prosecution. They also used her mobile phone to ascertain where she had been.
The eldest perpetrator is claimed to have said he had slept with the woman and helped her out in the morning.
Some others admitted that they had had sex with the 28-year-old, but that she had wanted it.
The victim is said to have been heavily traumatised after the gang rape and had to quit her job because she could not handle the pressure. She has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and depression.