‘Horrific’: Five Muslim Men Rape Colorado Woman
By MATT STEINER and RYAN MAYE HANDY – “Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what they called a ‘rare’ and ‘horrific’ sexual assault on a woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s.
Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.
‘We don’t see these types of assaults typically in Colorado Springs,’ he said…
According to police, the victim, a woman who works nights, said she went to check her mail outside the apartment building about 1:30 a.m. and noticed two groups of men about to fight. She tried to intervene and calm the men down.
Afterward, one of the men invited her to his apartment where there were three other men about 20 years old, police said.
The woman told police she talked with the group and drank ‘what she believed to be lemonade.’ She said she didn’t remember anything after that…
Police said all five men had established ‘lawful permanent resident’ status within the past five years but could face deportation if convicted of the crimes.” Read more.