Police in U.S. charged two Gambians with rape and robbery

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Police prosecutors in the United States city of Kirkland in Washington state have indicted two Gambians in Bubacarr Touray and Muhammed Sesay, with first-degree rape and robbery after being accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint at her home in Kirkland. 

According to local media reports monitored by The Alkamba times, Touray, 23, and Sesay, 19, are also being investigated for several other burglaries and robberies in the area.

“Around 1 a.m. on Oct. 28, police received a 911 call from the victim. When police arrived, they learned the victim was asleep on the couch when the two suspects entered her home. Touray and Sesay pointed a gun at the victim’s head and chest, according to charging documents,” local King 5 News reported. 

Court docs allege that Sesay left home after the robbery, but Touray stayed and raped the woman at gunpoint.

The victim told police she complied with their demands because she was afraid she would be killed and was concerned for her family members who were asleep a few rooms away in the home. 

Later the same day, Kirkland investigators found Touray’s BMW parked in an apartment complex. During surveillance of the vehicle, they watched two males drive the car around the Seattle area.

That evening, the North Sound Metro SWAT members arrested Touray and Sesay.

According to charging documents, both suspects admitted to their involvement in the robbery.

Two loaded handguns were found inside the BMW, along with the victim’s iPhone, and debit and credit cards.

“This was a pretty brazen and brutal rape and robbery,” Casey McNerthney, spokesperson for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, told local Komo T.V. 

“What’s absurd about it was there were family members just a few rooms away. This victim went through a traumatic event and had guns thrust up against her, which is terrifying for anybody,” McNerthney added.

Both suspects do not have any prior felony convictions. McNerthney said prosecutors are limited by sentencing guidelines set by state lawmakers in how much prison time offenders may get.

“For somebody with no felony history, that means the lower end of the sentencing range rather than what people would want it to be,” McNerthney said.

King County Prosecutors asked that Touray be held on $750,000 bail and Sesay be held on $500,000 bail. Their next court appearance is Nov. 9.

Additional reporting from King 5 and Komo News 

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