26 women report sexual assault at German concert, police say

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A photo taken on May 26, 2016 in Darmstadt, western Germany shows people enjoying an open air concert during the Schlossgrabenfest music festival. German police arrested three asylum seekers after 18 women have made complaints of sexual assaults at the festival. (BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo taken on May 26, 2016 in Darmstadt, western Germany shows people enjoying an open air concert during the Schlossgrabenfest music festival.
German police arrested three asylum seekers after 18 women have made complaints of sexual assaults at the festival. (BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images)

BERLIN — More than two dozen young women reported they were sexually assaulted at a concert in Germany, authorities said.

The alleged incidents occurred Saturday night at Schlossgrabenfest, an open air music festival near Darmstadt town. The festival ran from Thursday to Sunday.

Police said it’s likely the sexual assaults could have happened in other locations as more women emerge in addition to the 26 who’ve come forward so far.

About 80,000 people attended the concert Saturday and 400,000 over its duration, police said.

Most of the reports were filed by women between ages 16 to 25, said Ferdinand Derigs, a spokesman for Darmstadt police.

As many as 10 men may have been involved in the assaults, he said.

Three Pakistani men have been arrested in connection with incident. The trio is between ages 28 and 31, and allegedly assaulted two or three women, authorities said.

One of the men has lived in Germany for some time, while the other two moved recently.

CNN’s Nadine Schmidt reported from Berlin, and CNN’s Joshua Berlinger reported and wrote from Atlanta.