Harmless refugee sexually assaults seven year old girl.
According to WMUR a “Nashua Man,” – The headline omits both his name, Mohammod Rafique, and his status as a refugee from Myanmar. – has been charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault, as well as four other charges. The incidents are alleged to have happened in late August, according to Nashua police, and involved four girls, one of whom was only seven years old.
Naturally, the families of the alleged victims of this totally harmless refugee are distraught, with the prosecutor, Don Topham stating, “We’re alleging these offenses have had a great and substantial effect on both them and their parents,” which is so obvious a statement that it seems quite likely it’s part of a grander prosecutorial strategy.
Authorities involved with the case described charges as “inappropriate touching” at an unspecified gathering. Investigators discovered that Rafique has ties with one of the alleged victim’s family. Lt. Kerry Baxter explained, “He had attempted to offer them money and gifts and things like that to get one or more of the girls back to his house.” Given that Rafique required an interpreter in court, it’s easy to speculate that at least one of his alleged victims, or her family, shares a language with the accused pedophile.
When the girls were interviewed, court records show their stories corroborated each other, and the prosecutor requested a $50,000 bail, as a necessary protection for the girls. The judge denied the request, and set the accused’s bail at $15,000, citing due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
Swift justice for a sexual assault against a seven year-old is hardly controversial, unless, apparently, the alleged perpetrator is a Muslim refugee. Even the notoriously liberal Californians take bail more seriously, with Orange County’s bail schedule listing $15,000 as appropriate for someone charged with “violating the terms of a misdemeanor probation.” Yes, that means someone charged with allegedly violating probation for a misdemeanor, like keying a car, is subject to the same bail as someone in New Hampshire charged with allegedly sexually assaulting children as young as seven, apparently.
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