According to a new report from The Daily Mail, the supposed ‘child refugee’ Hussein Khavari who raped and drowned Maria Ladenburger, 19 might have actually been 33 years old.

An Afghan man who claimed he was 17 years old to be granted asylum in Germany where he later raped and killed an EU official’s daughter is 33 years old, a court heard. 

Hussein Khavari ambushed 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger in Freiberg in October last year before raping her and drowning her in a river.

Khavari had applied for asylum as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ when the attack took place, but his father has told German authorities that he is much older. 

Last month, dental checks found with ‘near certainty’ that Khavari is aged between 22 and 29 years old.

But his father, who lives in Iran, informed the court via telephone that his son is born in January 1984, making him nearly 34 years old, Welt reports.

This is just more evidence showcasing the failure in how countries around the world are handling the refugee crisis. Their supposed vetting has failed and the impacts on society might just be irreversible.