Somali Refugee In Utah Who Raped, Robbed Women At Gunpoint Given Probation

In 2011, Mohammed Ali Mohammed – at just 14 years old – raped and then robbed two women in Utah at gunpoint.

For the last six years, he spent time at the Wasatch Youth Center after he plead guilty to rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping in 2012.

In court on Monday, Mohammed said he “was a monster” and claimed he “didn’t know what [he] was thinking” whilst committing the crimes.

The judge assigned to his case sentenced him to five years of probation instead of imprisonment. Although the conditions of his probation includes weekly check-ins, lack of internet access, and an ankle monitor – the punishment does not fit the crime – even after his time spent at Wasatch.

One of Mohammed’s victims also told the court on Monday she was “terrified” knowing her assailant will be released. She pointed out:

He did adult crimes and should have an adult sentence to match what he did.

Notably, authorities have lost contact with Mohammed’s second victim – a prosecutor revealed in court on Monday:

I don’t know if she’s homeless, I don’t know where she’s staying at; we’re unable to contact her. Clearly, this has had a great impact in her life

Even according to the prosecutor on the case, Mohammed’s reprehensible actions had a “great impact” on the victim’s life; to the point where she has disappeared without a trace. Shouldn’t the victim’s immense grief and instability (almost certainly caused by the inhumane crime) be taken into consideration?

For someone with such a lurid and indefensible past, it is a grave misjustice to the victims to release Mohammed – even after six years years of captivity.


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