Update May 12th: More at WND about this case and a list of cases where refugees have been involved in major crime and terror cases.
Editor: Is there something about Mondays, or is the issue of Refugee Resettlement really heating up? I am leaving to speak in Pennsylvania this evening and have little time to post, so thanks to all who sent additional stories today. I will get to them later or tomorrow.
Wanted to get this one posted while it’s still hot. He gets only ten years for attempted rape? If a passerby hadn’t come along it wouldn’t have only been “attempted.”
By the way, I wondered if he was a legitimate ‘refugee.’ or here through some other legal program. So, I checked the State Department stats and was surprised to find that we do take refugees from Togo. Why?
So much for that security screening the US State Department and its contractors are always bragging about!
From WUSA-9 (hat tip: Joanne):
Leesburg, Va. – A West African man who attempted to rape a woman just nine days after arriving in the United States has been sentenced to ten years in prison.
Tchalim Koboya Lidawo pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted rape and one count of abduction with force in connection to an incident that occurred on December 4th, 2014, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said.
The incident occurred at an Ashburn apartment complex, according to officials. The victim told law enforcement that she was taking out her trash when Lidawo approached her near the dumpster. He grabbed the victim and dragged her into some nearby woods, officials said.
A struggle ensued, the victim fell down, and Lidawo climbed on top of her, according to the attorney’s office said.
A passerby heard the victim’s screams and approached, causing Lidawo to get up and run into the woods. The victim provided police with a description of Lidawo, leadnig to his arrest.
Lidawo was sentenced to ten years with additional five years of suspended time according to officials. He must also pay a $5,000 fine.
As a native of Togo, Lidawo may be removed from the United States when he is released. [He won’t be!—ed]
So now we get to pay for his prison stay!
I think there should be a requirement that the US State Department and its contractors pay for the legal costs of criminal trials and imprisonment for every refugee who commits a crime. Of course, that would still come out of our pockets (the taxpayers), but it would send a very important message to the public.