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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2 Fort McCoy accuses Afghan refugees of child sex, wife assault

Two Afghan nationals who fled Kabul, Afghanistan, have been charged with felony criminal mischief while staying at Fort McCoy, a Wisconsin military base, after the Taliban took over the country in August.

A federal grand jury in Wisconsin has indicted the pair in an incomplete case. Bahrullah Noori, 20, has been charged with three counts of attempting to have sex with a minor and three counts of having sex with a minor.

According to the complaint, both of Nuri’s accused were under 16 years of age, making them at least four years younger than them.

While at a U.S. military base about 100 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin, Nouri complained that on three separate occasions one of his victims had his genitals touched, one in a barracks and the other in a barracks. The bathroom, the complaint said.

A second Afghan refugee, Mohammad Harun Imad, 32, has been charged with assaulting and beating his wife. That incident allegedly took place in September.

According to one allegation, Imad’s wife told the soldiers through an interpreter that she had hit their children “on multiple occasions.” She alleges that her husband “beat me so many times in Afghanistan that I lost sight of both eyes.”

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His wife further complained that she had been raped by her husband and that he had “threatened to send her back to Afghanistan where the Taliban could deal with her.”

Nouri and Imad appeared in Madison Court on September 1 to face charges against them and are currently being held in the Dan County Jail.

The two are scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on Sept. 2, 30.30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., the Justice Department said in a statement.

If convicted, Nouri faces a minimum of 300 years in prison for using force and a maximum of life in federal prison, and a maximum of 15 years in two other cases. Imad faces up to 10 years in prison.

The allegations follow an investigation by the FBI and Fort McCoy police.

The Associated Press reports that the pair were among more than 12,000 Afghans deported to Fort McCoy after President Joe Biden withdrew US troops.

Isabel van Brugen

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Isabel Van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a reporter for The Epoch Times. He holds a Masters in Journalism from the City, University of London.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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