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Yemeni national jailed for sexual assault in Budapest

A Budapest court on Tuesday sentenced a Yemeni citizen to three years in prison for attempted rape.

In its binding ruling, the Budapest Municipal Court upheld a sentence by a lower court. It also ordered the man to be expelled from the country for a period of five years.

According to the ruling, the Yemeni man dragged a woman down from a bus in March 2021, held her down and attempted to rape her before being stopped by passers-by.

The Pest Central District Court accepted the defendant’s guilty plea to sexual assault charges and his waiver of his right to a trial, the Municipal Court said in a statement. The court’s ruling was appealed by the defendant’s attorney.

The second-instance court ruled that the Pest Central District Court had made the right decision by accepting the defendant’s guilty plea at the preliminary trial.

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