2 Afghan refugees charged with child sex, spousal abuse at Fort McCoy


The authorities in Wisconsin have charged two Afghan refugees with child sex and spousal abuse at Fort McCoy Army Installation.

The federal prosecutors in the Western District of Wisconsin announced the charges against the two individuals on Wednesday.

The prosecutors charged Baharullah Noori, 20, with three counts of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor.

He is also charged with one count of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force.

The victims were all younger than 16 years old and were at least four years younger than Noori, according to the indictment.

Meanwhile, the prosecutors charged Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, with assaulting his wife by strangling and suffocating her.

Both Noori and Imaad are scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Thursday. Noori could face a minimum of 30 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison if convicted while Imaad could face up to 10 years in prison.

An anonymous source in Fort McCoy confirmed that the authorities have arrested several people on various charges, including spousal assault, beating and torturing of their family members and children.



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