|Five Iraqi immigrants accused of rape|
Five Iraqi men have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a Colorado Springs woman, who told police she blacked out after being offered what she believed was lemonade, police said Monday.
The investigation began on July 22 when an officer was called on a reported sexual assault at an apartment on Woodside Lane, police said.
After finding a significant amount of blood throughout the apartment, the officer went to Memorial Hospital Central to interview the victim.
The woman told the officer that after returning home from working a night shift at about 1:30 a.m. July 21, she decided to take a walk and check her mailbox.
She heard a disturbance and saw two groups of men who were on the verge of fighting, police said. The woman stood between the groups, trying to calm them down.
After the dispute ended, the woman told police she was invited into the apartment of one of the men. She entered the apartment and met three other young men, all about 20 years old.
The men, "Began to share how difficult it was living in a foreign country, and the victim sympathized with them as she has lived in foreign countries herself and also has a son their age," police said.
"During their conversation, the victim was given what she believed was lemonade and had no recollection after that," police said.
A medical examination at the hospital revealed the woman had suffered significant internal injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and serious bodily injuries, police said.
Detectives conducted an extensive investigation, including the collection of evidence, the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants, photo line-ups and several interviews, police said.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of the following five men:
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed was booked on investigation of sexual assault and being an accessory to a crime.
Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon was booked on sexual assault and being an accessory to a crime.
Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji was booked on being an accessory to a crime.
Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori was booked on being an accessory to a crime.
Yasir Jabbar Jasim was booked on being an accessory to a crime.
Police said all the men are Iraqi nationals who have obtained legal permanent resident status in the United State during the past 5 years. If convicted of felony sexual assault, the men could be deported.
Two reasons for posting this story:
1. Why was no-one charged with assault causing bodily harm?
2. This is the first example in the US, that I am aware of, where Muslims exercised their perceived right to do as they wish to a woman or girl in their power. This is a right given them by Mohammed and is seen to be practiced in the UK and Europe quite extensively.