Two Afghan refugees who have been staying on an American military base since being evacuated from their home country now face federal charges for sex crimes, as reported by Fox News.
The two refugees have been indicted for crimes committed during their stay at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. The first is 20-year-old Bahrullah Noori, who is charged with one count of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor, as well as three additional charges of sex with minors. The second is 32-year-old Mohammed Imaad, who is being charged with domestic abuse after choking and suffocating his own wife on September 17th.
Both refugees have since been removed from the base and are being held at the Dane County Jail. Noori faces a minimum of 30 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison for his charges, while Imaad faces up to 10 years in prison.
Noori and Imaad are two of over 12,500 Afghanis who are being held at Fort McCoy following the botched evacuation of Afghanistan after the Taliban took control in August. The evacuation process descended into such chaos that many Afghanis who boarded American aircraft to flee the country did not have proper documentation, and many of them had little or nothing to do with aiding American military forces.
In addition to the sex crimes, it has been proven that many of the refugees are bringing numerous other diseases into the country with them. Besides the more widespread fears of a spike in coronavirus cases, refugees imported from Afghanistan have been found with measles, malaria, and tuberculosis, among other ailments. Nevertheless, the Biden Administration is moving forward with plans to resettle over 95,000 refugees across 46 states throughout the country.