Diplomatic Briefing

Your exclusive news aggregator handpicked daily!

Newsline: South Sudan diplomat evades NYC rape charge by claiming diplomatic immunity

A South Sudan government official in Manhattan evaded a potential rape charge because of his diplomatic immunity, the Daily News has learned. The alleged victim reported to the NYPD at 11 p.m. Sunday that a man had opened her building’s front door and followed her into her upper Manhattan apartment about noon, and then raped her twice, police sources said. The woman told police she had been out walking her neighbor’s dog when a man said he wanted to come to her apartment. When she told him she wasn’t interested, she alleged he followed her into her home and raped her, sources said. (https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-diplomatic-immunity-rape-accusation-south-sudan-manhattan-20220822-sq4g75y7rzf5baxmjgjm2nhure-story.html) The 46-year-old diplomat, Charles Oliha, was later taken into custody by police — but he invoked his diplomatic status, which the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau confirmed was valid, the sources said. After a discussion with police lawyers, the diplomat — assigned to his North African country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was released about 5 a.m. Monday. A representative for the South Sudan Manhattan consulate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

No comments yet»

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: