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Two Afghan evacuees indicted for separate federal crimes at Fort McCoy


FORT McCOY, Wis. — Two Afghan men are being charged with federal crimes for two separate alleged incidents at Fort McCoy.

Two men — 20-year-old Bahrullah Noori and 32-year-old Mohammad Haroon Imaad — were indicted Wednesday on federal charges for the unrelated incidents earlier this month at the base.

According to the indictments, Imaad is accused of assaulting his wife by strangling and suffocating her on September 7. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

Noori is accused of multiple instances of sexual assault on the base. The indictment against him alleges he tried to engage in a sexual act by using force against a child between the age of 12 and 16. He is also being charged with three other counts of assaulting a different child by touching their genitals under their clothing — once while in the barracks and twice while in the bathroom.

If convicted, Noori faces between 30 years to life in federal prison on the charges alleging sexual assault by use of force and up to 15 years in prison each for the other charges.

Both men were taken to the Dane County Jail before their arraignments in federal court on Thursday. The crimes are considered federal offenses because they happened at Fort McCoy.

The charges come after investigations by the FBI and the Fort McCoy Police Department.