The 17-year-old was allegedly molested by a man who spoke English before she hit him in the face with pepper spray.
But, because he use of the substance is illegal in Denmark, the teenager could face a fine or even three months in jail if charges are pressed under the country’s weapons act.
Local police spokesman Knud Kirsten said: “It is illegal to be in possession of and/or using a pepper spray, so she will probably [be] charged.”
The girl reported her alleged attacker on Thursday and according to Danish media the man is yet to be detained.
He allegedly pushed the girl to the ground on the street and tried pulling down her trousers.
Police officer Svend Erik Lassen said: “He grabbed her arm and told her in English to come with him, but she broke lose from the grip.
“He then pushed her over, and while he was laying on top of her, he tried taking off her trousers.
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