An Afghan refugee placed in the state of Montana has been charged with the rape of a woman according to U.S. officials.
The victim, 18, is identified as “Jane Doe” in court documents and says that she met 19-year-old Zabihullah Mohmand and two other men at a bar and they agreed to leave to go to a house party.
After leaving the bar, she learned there was no house party, but she agreed to go back to his hotel, although she stated that she did not want anything to happen.
The Missoulian reports:
“While telling police her story, she then began crying. She and Mohmand did have sex, she said, adding “(she) just couldn’t get him off me.” Mohmand wouldn’t let her leave, she told law enforcement. She also mentioned that another man was in the room during the assault. When she eventually left the room to get an Uber, Mohmand allegedly followed her out and tried to stop her from leaving.
In cellphone correspondence with her friend, the woman reported being raped. Her neck had significant bruising and red marks, charging documents said. She told officers Mohmand had held her down on the bed by placing his hand around her neck with force.”
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte and Republican representing Montana Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Matt Rosendale all issued statements about the alleged rape.
Gianforte called on Biden to stop sending Afghan refugees to his state until federal law enforcement can be fully vetted in accordance with federal law, saying that he had “serious concerns about whether the Biden administration is meeting its obligations to fully vet Afghans prior to resettlement.”
Daines said that the accused individual “was admitted to the United States and placed in Montana under Humanitarian Parole, which is separate from the Special Immigrant Visa (SN) program.”
Daines said in a statement, “The fallout and consequences from President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan continue. While I support assisting our fully-vetted Afghan allies who served alongside our armed forces, President Biden has failed to provide answers as to who has come into the country or if they have been fully vetted according to what’s required by law. I’ve spoken to Governor Gianforte about this situation, and I stand with him in calling on President Biden to stop all Afghan resettlements to Montana until we get answers.”
Rosendale said that the accused individual “did not go through the 14-step, 18-24 month vetting process required to obtain a visa and was instead paroled into to the country by President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security without proper screening.”
Rosendale’s statement said, “For months I have warned of the consequences of admitting and resettling unvetted Afghan nationals throughout our country. These unvetted Afghans do not share our culture and our values, and as this horrific incident shows, they represent a serious risk to our communities. We cannot allow this administration to continue to jeopardize the safety of our communities and the security of our nation in the name of empathy. I urge the Biden Administration to immediately halt the resettlement of Afghan nationals across our nation and begin to remove Afghan evacuees that have been resettled from the United States.”
Author: Ben Jordick