WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 25th January, 2022) An Afghan man has been convicted by a Federal jury of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl after both were evacuated in the wake of the Taliban seizure of Kabul, the Justice Department said in a statement.
"A federal jury convicted an Afghan national Friday on charges of abusive sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl," the release said on Monday. "Mohammed Tariq, 24, engaged in sexual contact with the victim while both the victim and Tariq were housed at Camp Upshur, on Marine Corps Base Quantico, following evacuation from Afghanistan," the release said.
US marines, the release added, observed the defendant inappropriately touching the victim's clothing, chest, genitals, and buttocks.
The victim and Tariq were unrelated, although both were Afghan evacuees.
In November, authorities said at least 70,000 Afghans have arrived in the US as part of Operation Allies Welcome.