Skip to comments.Alleged Child Rapist Goes Free Because Court Can't Find Interpreter
Posted on 07/22/2007 1:08:30 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
ROCKVILLE, Md. Charges against a man accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a 7-year-old girl were dismissed last week because the court could not find an interpreter fluent in the suspect's native West African language.
Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here, according to The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.
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Gee, so I guess one just needs to invent a language and you can get away with anything.
Thats about one of the lamest excuses I’ve ever heard.
that’s a crock! The US State Dept is only miles from the Montgomery County Courthouse .. if they wanted an interpreter they surely could have gotten on. Disgusting.
So I can speak gibberish, punch Hillary in the nose and be back in my home in 3 years with the state’s apology? What a country!
This also makes me sick.
>>The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.<<
Three bloody years they took, in a country where we are entitled to fair, speedy trials and in the end they let a probable rapist go.
Heads ought to roll.
The Washington Post wrote in its article that in just one night reporters were independently able to identify three Vai translators available to assist in the case.
What you meant to post?
SO they could find folks that could communicate with him well enough for him to get a high school diploma and college credits, but not someone who could tell him what he did wrong when the indictment was read to him?
Revoke his diploma, negate his credits, and expell him from the country.
What did you expect from the Peoples’ Republic of Maryland?
In the leftist bastions of southern Maryland, black people are never guilty of anything, just victims of white oppression. The judge was just looking for an excuse to turn him lose to rape again.
This purported pedophile can speak/understand English.
Even my dear old mother said she heard he attended high school here in
But I guess in Maryland, an accussed pedophile and a psychiatrist
get to decide which language MUST be used for court proceedings,
otherwise the perp goes free.
But here’s a link to a FOX News story:
“A court-ordered psychiatrist determined that Kanneh, despite his
functional facility with English he originally spoke with detectives
in English, The Post reports, needed to have Vai spoken in order to
understand the proceedings against him.”
No, you’d be free to rape 7 year olds, but you could never get away with punching Hillary in the nose.
The second he was arrested he magically and completely forgot all English.
Hopefully somebody will cap this pedophile rapist and be cleared of any charges, simply by claiming to only speak Azerbaijani.