by Travis Mateer
Over the weekend a young woman was allegedly raped by a teen visiting from Afghanistan. The KGVO headline indicates this alleged assailant is NOT one of the permanent residents arriving in Missoula from Afghanistan. No, this 19-year-old young man, Zabihullah Mohmand, apparently has enough money to travel around America, renting hotel rooms and partying in downtown bars, like the Badlander.
More information about this alleged rape is in the Missoulian, including some interesting cultural framing from the public defender:
The public defender, Ted Fellman, said Mohmand is an immigrant who has been staying in Missoula. He said cultural and language barriers may have played a role in the alleged assault, which he asked the court to consider. He asked for a $5,000 or $10,000 bond.
While the public defender tries to play up the “cultural barrier” angle, I’m still trying to figure out how a 19 year old immigrant has enough money to be traveling around the country with friends. Here’s a portion of what Mohmand told police about why he was in Missoula:
Mohmand reported to police he was visiting Missoula on a “worldwide trip.” He confirmed he had met the woman and her friends downtown. The two had sex, but it was consensual, he said.
Mohmand claimed the woman hadn’t left any belongings in his hotel room, but when it was searched some of her clothing items were recovered. His friend, who was sharing the hotel room with Mohmand, confirmed the woman had come back to their room and had gone into the bedroom with Mohmand.
I wonder if Zabihullah Mohmand has any clue how his alleged rape is going to impact the incoming Afghan refugees that our PROUD HELPERS are eagerly trying to relocate to Missoula.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about who this guy is and why he’s on a “worldwide trip” that brought him to party and fuck in Zoom Town.