Colorado Springs Colorado police arrested five Iraqi men last week in connection with what they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a woman early July 22
Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said: “We don’t see these types of assaults typically in Colorado Springs”
The muslim men sought out an elderly woman and tricked her into drinking what she thought was lemonade. That’s when her memory started to blur.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault.
Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s.
Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.
Doctors at Memorial examined the woman and found internal injuries that were concluded to have come from blunt force trauma, police said.
Detectives obtained search and arrest warrants and conducted several interviews before arresting the men.
Carmen Hamilton, manager of the apartment complex, said Mohammed, Al Feraji and Al Juboori were tenants at Wildridge while the other two were apparently visiting. She said she was shocked when she heard of the incident.
Ramadon, shoved his hand so deep into her rectum that it caused serious internal bleeding.
A co-defendent of Ramadon is expected to testify that he saw feces on Ramadon’s hand as he pulled it out of the victim’s body.
The prosecutor also said that the ordeal ended when Sarmad Fadhi “Levi” Mohammed, after smelling “the unmistakable odor of feces filled the room,” demanded that she and Ramadon leave their apartment.