According to reports, the German authorities believe that more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted on New Year's Eve, and more than 2,000 men were allegedly involved.
According to The Washington Post, the German newspaper sueddeutschzeitung and other German broadcasters released a leaked police document on Sunday that revealed details of the massive sex crime.
Authorities believe that at least 600 of the sexual assaults in Cologne occurred in Hamburg and 400 in Hamburg.
Only 120 suspects were identified in large-scale sex crimes, most of them foreigners.
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A court spokesman said the two men had arrived in Germany in the past two years.
An official told German newspapers that a massive sex crime was the result of the refugee crisis.
"The emergence of this phenomenon is linked to rapid immigration in 2015," said Holger Münch, chairman of the German Federal Crime Police Department.
He also said he did not think most of the attackers would be convicted.
The Post notes that there are not many CCTV cameras installed in major German cities.
"We must assume that many of these crimes will never be fully investigated," added muenchi . ".
Last week, German lawmakers passed a bill that would make it easier for victims of sexual offences to file criminal proceedings if they rejected the progress of the attackers and made it clear "no ".
"German law had previously required victims to prove physical resistance to attacks before allegations of rape and other sexual assault were brought forward.
Women's rights activists believe that Germany's failure to recognize the principle of "does not mean no" is one of the main reasons for the low rape reporting and conviction rates in the country.
According to the data cited by the country's attorney general Heiko Maas, it is reported that only one of every 10 rape cases in Germany has been convicted and only 8% have been convicted.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.
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