The first travesty in this story is that two women were sexually assaulted and will probably carry mental and emotional scars for the rest of their lives.
The second travesty is that the immigrant who assaulted the two women was only sentenced 18 months (first assault of 16-year-old girl) and 24 months for the second assault.
However, after being sentenced for his second assault, authorities argued about whether the immigrant should be deported. While they were arguing, he remained in jail for an additional 21 months and now is being rewarded with a big chunk of money.
(Keep and Bear) – And here comes more injustice on top of injustices. A judge in the United Kingdom has awarded an African refugee £110,000 (roughly $149,690) in compensation for having to stay in prison for “too long.”
Guinean native Aliou Bah, 26, was imprisoned for sexually assaulting two women at two different times.
He was convicted in 2011 of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and was jailed for 18 months.
This happened after he entered the UK in 2007 to join his refugee father.
Bah was then placed on the sex offenders’ register, as if that really does anything.
You may think me cynical for making that comment, but Bah went on to sexually assault and attack another woman in 2014. For that, he spent two years in jail.
He was awarded compensation because he was detained for 21 months longer than his original prison sentence while it was being argued that he be deported…
Since the first assault was a minor, Bah should have been given a much longer sentence for sexually assaulting her. He should have been thrown in jail for at least 10-20 years, especially since that girl will be affected by his crime for the rest of her life. His second offense should have been enough to show authorities that he is and will be a repeat offender and therefore should have been jailed for many years and then immediately deported.