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WISCONSIN — Two Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy were charged with crimes, according to a federal grand jury in Wisconsin.

The Department of Justice said the two crimes are unrelated.

Bahrullah Noori, 20, allegedly attempted to "engage in a sexual act with a minor using force against that person, and with three counts of engaging in a sexual act with a minor, with one count alleging the use of force," DOJ said. The indictment alleges that the victims were younger than 16 years old and were at least four years younger than Noori.

Mohammad Haroon Imaad allegedly assaulted his spouse on Sept. 7. The 32-year-old is charged with strangling and suffocating her. 

Both refugees are being detained at the Dane County Jail. Noori's arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. Imaad's arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 10:15 a.m.

If convicted, Noori faces 30 years to life in federal prison for the charge alleging use of force, and up to 15 additional years in prison on the other charges. 

Imaad faces up to 10 years in prison. He was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort McCoy Police Department. 


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