NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Despite the woman reporting the claimed horrific assault to authorities, an African government official working for the UN managed to avoid being charged with rape in New York City by claiming diplomatic immunity.
C. S. Dickens Imene Oliha, a 46-year-old career diplomat working for South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is accused of making advances at a woman in upper Manhattan as she was walking a friend’s dog. He allegedly followed the victim into her building and up to her apartment, forced them inside, and raped the woman twice before fleeing the scene after she turned down his advances, according to law enforcement officials who spoke to the N.Y. Daily News.
The New York Post also covered the charges of rape against Oliha, again using unidentified sources.
After the incident, the woman claimed she was in shock and tried to sleep before reporting the alleged rape to authorities a few hours later with the help of a friend.
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According to the Post, Oliha also lives in the Wadsworth Terrace in Fort George, where the event took place.
A short while after being detained on rape suspicion,
Oliha was let go. He reportedly told officers from the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit while being held for questioning that he was a diplomat; after they verified his immunity, he was released without being formally charged for the alleged attack on one of his neighbors.
A State Department spokeswoman told Fox News Digital, “We are aware of the incident involving a diplomat accredited to the United Nations.” “As we do in all legal and criminal investigations involving foreign diplomats appointed to Permanent Missions and Observer Offices at the UN, we take these claims seriously and are collaborating closely with the New York Police Department and the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs. Regarding specifics of ongoing investigations, we decline to comment.”
An NYPD representative informed Fox News Digital that at noon on Sunday, “a place known to the Department in the bounds of the 34th Precinct there is a report on file for rape,” without responding to further inquiries concerning Oliha’s release or if he will face legal repercussions. “An anonymous female victim claims that when she arrived at the scene, a male suspect opened the building’s front entrance, followed her up the stairs, and forced his way into her apartment. The defendant then coerced the victim into having sex with him before fleeing the scene. The inquiry is still ongoing.”
The office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams sent the following statement to Fox News Digital: “Sexual assault of any form should never be allowed.”
The City Hall representative also said that “an ongoing inquiry is being conducted.” “We will take the necessary steps based on the results.”