Police in the US issued an arrest warrant and launched a manhunt for a wanted Kenyan fugitive. Brian Njeri is suspected to have fled from the US to Kenya after recording videos that captured him allegedly defiling a disabled woman.
Njeri was a caretaker at ARCHway, a Department of Children and Families-funded group home for “people with autism and developmental disabilities. He is also an alumnus of Leicester High School, Massachusetts, having graduated in 2014.
According to court documents, Leicester police got wind of the assault in November 2020 after one of Njeri’s co-workers provided detectives with the incriminating videos.
The witness said that she opened the suspect’s phone and discovered several videos he had recorded while molesting a female patient in an office.
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“This is as vulnerable as it gets. Someone who is not only disabled in terms of their intellectual disabilities but also disabled because they can’t communicate.
“Under no circumstances should this guy have been allowed to leave the country. It’s beyond my comprehension to even understand how this happened. He can do this again and again and again to similarly defenseless people,” Wendy Murphy, the victims’ attorney said.
The lawyer wants the Kenyan man traced and arrested, arguing that the videotape provided enough evidence to press charges and that they would push the suspect to plead guilty before a jury.
According to police documents, detectives suspected that Njeri may have learnt of the plot to apprehend him after his employer issued him a termination letter.
America’s Homeland Security confirmed that he escaped on November 27, 2020, and a warrant of arrest was issued three days later.
Njeri suspect is on record for facing sexual assault charges in 2013 when a 15-year old girl told Leicester Police that he inappropriately “touched her….over her clothes.”
The suspect was also on probation for two drunk driving arrests, including one from 2019, prior to the rape accusation surfacing.
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