Six Afghan and Iraqi migrants arrested over sexual assaults of 8 women at Austrian festival

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Six migrants from Afghanistan and Iraq have been arrested over a series of sexual assaults on eight young women during a music festival in Austria.

The men are alleged to have groped the women in a hall containing the bars at the Welser Volksfest wine and beer festival in Wels, a town in the state of Upper Austria.

The women filed charges on Saturday night, reporting that the perpetrators held them against their will and touched them between their legs in separate incidents.

Of the five Afghan migrants arrested, four are thought to be just between 15 years old, while the other is said though to be younger than 22.

A 23-year-old Iraqi migrant is also said to have touched a 28-year-old woman under her skirt from behind.

The woman immediately alerted several police officers, who took the migrant to the police station, where he was later released from.

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