Wednesday, January 04, 2006

More details emerge on the alleged Somali molester

KSTP Channel 5 News has further details on the recent arrest of Mahamud Abdullahi Isse, 70, of Minneapolis, for alleged first degree criminal sexual conduct:

According to the criminal complaint, filed in Hennepin County District Court, the alleged victim told police she came to the United States from Somalia in 1995 and lived with a woman who acted as her mother in Minneapolis.

She told police that Isse, whom she then called "uncle," would bring her candy and treats when he visited her guardian, and that when she was 10 years old he got into her bed, fondled her breasts, pulled her pants down and had sex with her, the complaint said. The woman moved to Washington state in 1997.
The allegations, is proved true, lead one to wonder if there are other victims. Mr. Isse should have his day in court, and if exonerated, have his name cleared. On the other hand, if he is found guilty of criminal sexual conduct, the authorities should begin looking for other potential victims.

This is a dark day for the Somali community. They should, as much as anyone else, want the criminals among them exposed and locked up or deported. In this age of uncertainty there should be no tolerance for molesters, criminals, and general lawbreakers among us.