Afghan migrants charged: child sexual assault and strangulation

Two migrants have been charged with severe offences against women allegedly committed at a US Army barracks in Wisconsin, following evacuation from their native Afghanisation. The two men face up to 55 years in prison combined for their horrible crimes.

Bahrullah Noori, 20, is charged on one count of attempted sexual assault of an underage girl and three counts of statutory rape. In one of the second string of charges, Noori is believed to have used force. Both of his victims are reported to have been under the age of 16.

The grisly crimes occurred at Fort McCoy, where many migrants are being housed following the hasty evacuation from Afghanistan of people who assisted US forces. One of the assaults took place in a dormitory at Fort McCoy, Noori committed his other alleged crimes in bathroom facilities.

This site reported earlier this month on older Afghan men taking young girls with them as they were evacuated out of the country.

“Intake staff at Fort McCoy reported multiple cases of minor females who presented as `married´ to adult Afghan men, as well as polygamous families,” warned a document from the US State Department.

It has not been confirmed whether Noori was one of these men.

If convicted, he faces 30 years for attempted rape of a minor and 15 years for the other charges.

He is joined in the dock by fellow Afghan, Mohammad Haroon Imaad, who is charged with assaulting his wife, earlier this month. He is also accused of strangling and suffocating her. He faces 10 in prison for his cruel acts.  

The victim has gone on the record against her husband, telling US military authorities Imaad had attacked her on “multiple occasions”. Back in Afghanistan, he beat her “to the point I lost vision in both eyes,” she told US Army interpreters.

She also accuses Imaad of raping her and tormenting her verbally. On one occasion, he threatened to “send her back to Afghanistan where the Taliban could deal with her.”

Imaad also warned her “that nine women have been killed since getting to Fort McCoy and that she would be the tenth.”