Former Obama Advisor Charged in the UK With Child Sex Crimes

A former policy adviser to ex-president Barack Obama has reportedly been charged in the United Kingdom with child sex offenses.

New Jersey native Rahamim “Rami” Shy, 46, faces several lurid charges, including arranging the commission of a child sex offense and possessing indecent and prohibited images of children, the Daily Mail reported.

Shy, who was arrested and charged in February, appeared in Luton Crown Court last Friday.

He worked in the Obama White House and coordinated the US government’s strategy to combat Islamic terrorist financing, according to the Daily Mail.

Most recently employed as an executive at banking group Citi, Shy worked in a senior role at the US Treasury department from 2008 to 2014, advising officials on countering the financing of terrorism and assisting foreign governments to impose sanctions on hostile regimes. As well as working as a senior adviser to the late US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who served under the last three Democrat presidents, Shy provided strategic policy analysis to chiefs of staff at the US Department of Defence.

The former Obama advisor was not asked to enter a plea to any of the charges and will remain in custody until a hearing in June.

Shy was deployed to Afghanistan to advise the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which was set up to help the Afghan government provide security following the America-led invasion of the country.

According to his now deleted LinkedIn page, “Shy provided ISAF with counter- terrorist finance expertise and went on to present the US’s strategy on Afghanistan to a congressional hearing in 2010,” the Daily Mail reported.

Shy reportedly studied at Rutgers University and went on to study international security policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.

A spokesman from Citi told the Daily Mail that Shy is no longer an employee at the banking group.

His trial is scheduled to begin in August.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.