A 22-year-old “Syrian asylum seeker” has been arrested in Lowell, Massachusetts, just two months after arriving in the US, for a sex attack on a 13-year-old girl at a public swimming pool, the Lowell Sun has reported.
The attack—which mirrors the attacks by “asylum seekers” in Europe—took place on Thursday, July 7, at the Raymond Lord Memorial Pool at the North Common Park in Lowell, Northern Massachusetts.
Emad Hasso appeared in Lowell District Court the next day and was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16.
Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney’s objections, because Hasso’s only ties to the US are his family members with whom he lives.
Prosecutor Sam Miller said that around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 13-year-old Lowell girl was at the pool when Hasso approached her, touched her upper thigh, and asked her age.
The girl told him she was too young for him and walked away, Miller said.
Hasso began to follow the girl around the pool and approached her again when she was swimming, touching her upper thigh, and again asking her age.
The girl responded that she was a “little kid, leave me alone,” Miller said.
Other people at the pool, including the lifeguard, saw some of the interaction between Hasso and the alleged victim, and intervened, Miller said.
Police said the incident may have been captured on video security cameras at the pool.
Defense attorney William Kittredge said Hasso receives assistance from the “International Institute of New England,” a group with an office in Lowell that offers information and resources to “refugees and immigrants.”
Fortes ordered t
hat Hasso have no contact with anyone under 16, except for family members, stay away from the victim, the Lord pool, and all Department of Conservation and Recreation properties.
* It is not only in sex attacks, but also in terrorism, that the “refugees” being “resettled” in the US are mimicking those “resettled” in Europe.
In January 2016, a Muslim “refugee” from Uzbekistan was sent to prison for 25 years after being convicted of planning a terrorist attack in Boise, Idaho.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, was arrested in early 2013, after being admitted to the US in 2009 as a “refugee.” He was found guilty by a federal jury in Boise in August last year of “providing material support to a terrorist group in Uzbekistan and possession of an unregistered destructive device.”