PHOENIX – A 30-year-old man is accused of choking and sexually assaulting a young woman who had been married to him in an arranged marriage by her parents.
According to court documents, the victim’s parents married her to Mohamed S. Abdullahi last November without the victim’s knowledge.
The victim learned of the marriage in December and fled the state, returning 15 days later to finish high school.
On April 20, 2015, the victim was taken by her family members, against her will, to Abdullahi’s apartment in east Phoenix.
According to the report, Abdullahi punched the victim in the left eye, causing her to fall to the ground.
Abdullahi allegedly climbed on top of the victim, straddling her body with his legs.
The victim screamed and tried to fight Abdullahi and he grabbed her by the throat and choked her, impeding her breathing, according to the documents.
Abdullahi then pulled the victim’s shorts and underwear off and dragged her to the bedroom where he slapped her in the face and bit her in the arm, leaving bite marks, documents state.
According to the report, the victim begged Abdullahi to stop, at which time he sexually assaulted the young woman.
Authorities say Abdullahi held the victim against her will and placed a mattress against the door so the victim could not leave after he fell asleep.
The victim got her tablet from her purse and sent a message to a friend to call police.
When officers arrived, the victim fled the apartment and hid behind the officers.
The next morning, Abdullahi was arrested at his apartment where police found visible injuries to his right hand, his penis and testicles. There were also visible blood stains on his underwear and shirt.
Abdullahi was booked on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, assault and sexual assault.
The victim’s allegations were corroborated with biological and physical evidence taken from the suspect’s apartment, his body and the victim, according to the report.
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