Two Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin Face Sexual Assault and Abuse Charges

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Two Afghan refugees staying at Fort McCoy have been charged in separate incidents involving sexual assault of a minor and abuse. A grand jury charged Afghan refugees Bahrullah Noori and Mohammad Haroon Imaad on Thursday.

Noori, 20, was charged with three counts of sexual assault of a minor, with one count of use of force. According to the indictment, the girls he assaulted at Fort McCoy “had not attained the age of 16 years and were at least four years younger than the defendant.”

A separate incident involving Imaad allegedly took place on September 7. Imaad, 32, is accused “of strangling and suffocating his wife while temporarily living at Fort McCoy after arriving in the U.S. from Afghanistan.”

Both were charged previously in complaints filed in the U.S. District Court and are being detained in a local jail.

As reported by Breitbart, the current immigration status of both the perpetrators is unknown. Noori faces a minimum of 30 years in prison with the possibility of a life sentence, while Imaad has the potential to be imprisoned for up to ten years.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, “The charges against them are the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort McCoy Police Department.”

Lawmakers have posed concerns about the Afghan refugees entering the United States unvetted. One of the most outspoken of which is Wisconsin Representative Thomas Tiffany (R-WI-07).

In an interview on Thursday, Tiffany said that it is “clear that there was not a full vetting process going on” of Afghans seeking asylum. He said that while the Biden administration had claimed that a full vetting process was taking place, he does not believe that to be the case.

In the interview, Tiffany also shared that two boys were allegedly raped by a man at Fort McCoy, saying, “It just keeps getting worse.”

Tiffany said that he believes that the Afghan immigrants “should be deported for such heinous crimes.” He went on to say that the immigrants at McCoy are “just here on parole, they’re not fully vetted under the Special Immigrant Visa process.”

Tiffany said that in his opinion, the Biden administration needs to stop bringing Afghan refugees in until they can be fully vetted through the Special Immigrant Visa process.

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Hayley Tschetter is a reporter with The Minnesota Sun and The Wisconsin Daily Star | Star News Network. Follow Hayley on Twitter or like her Facebook page. Send news tips to [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

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