Court Ignores ICE Detainer, Releases Rapist On Bond To Flee Country

A Massachusetts woman was raped by her Uber driver, who was able to flee the country after the court released him.

Boston, MA – An illegal alien, who was working as an Uber driver, is believed to have fled the country following allegations that he raped a female passenger.

Ghana native Frederic Amfo, 30, was arrested in relation to the attack, but was allowed to bond out despite his flight risk and an ICE detainer, WFXT reported.

The incident occurred on Apr. 8, when Emily Murray used Uber to get a ride home after a night out with friends.

Her driver, Amfo, dropped off another passenger, then drove her to a dimly lit street, the Boston Herald reported.

He proceeded to lock the doors to the vehicle, and raped Murray in the backseat, she told WFXT.

Afterwards, Amfo asked her if she was on birth control, the Boston Herald reported.

"Within minutes, I was in a situation I couldn't control, and I was assaulted," Murray told WFXT. “It happened. I'm not ashamed, I'm not embarrassed. I understand what happened. I know I did nothing wrong.”

Investigators collected DNA evidence from a rape kit and from Amfo’s vehicle, which led to his arrest.

Murray was able to identify him in a photo lineup, the Boston Herald reported.

“I did the right thing,” she told WHDH. “I came forward, I did everything by the book that you are supposed to, and it failed me.”

Amfo appeared in Quincy District Court on Apr. 13, and was afforded a $10,000 bond. He was also told to stay away from Murray, and was ordered to surrender his passport within 24 hours of posting bail.

Although Amfo immediately bonded out of jail, he never surrendered his passport.

On Monday, Murray learned that her attacker had fled to the African nation of Ghana.

Murray said she was outraged that Amfo has had “zero” accountability for sexually assaulting her.

"If I went to Ghana and I committed a crime, I wouldn't expect to be able to hop on a plane and say, 'Sorry about that, here's some money,'" she told WFXT. “I would expect to answer for it. Accountability.”

“I feel hurt,” Murray told the Boston Herald. “People get blamed for not coming forward and then get victimized more when they do.”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials were furious that Amfo was allowed to walk out of jail, despite his illegal status in the U.S., WFXT reported.

They said they had placed an immigration detainer on Amfo immediately after his arrest.

“That detainer should have followed the alien as he transferred from the Quincy Court House,” ICE said in a statement, according to WFXT. “The court chose not to forward the detainer to Norfolk County, allowing for his subsequent release on bail from custody.”

“This case highlights the potential dangers of policies that prohibit cooperation with ICE,” the statement read.

On Tuesday evening, the Massachusetts Trial Court issued a statement, and said the court will now require defendants ordered to surrender their passports to do so prior to being released from custody.

They also said that a warrant for Amfo’s arrest had been issued.

Murray refused to stay silent about the injustice, and said she was at “a loss for words” that Amfo was able to flee to the other side of the planet.

“I was angry,” she said. “I'm still angry. I'm confused."

Murray said she decided to go public about her victimization, because she does not want to see the same thing happen to anyone else.

“It’s just not a victimless crime,” she told WFXT. “Someone needs to answer, and there needs to be a face behind it for people to care, and that’s the truth.”

Murray said she fully understands the ramifications of Amfo’s escape.

“I don’t feel that I’ll ever have justice for what’s happened to me. But I hope this shines a light and it won’t happen in the future because of me coming forward and me releasing my name and putting a face behind this whole situation,” she told the Boston Herald.

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MichaelP
MichaelP

I know it’s not going to get you justice but I’d find a really good attorney and sue everyone involved in his release and Uber for hiring him in the first place. Best wishes young lady...

Marxest
Marxest

BIluesteel19111 eat a gun racist white devil.

As for her, sad what happened to her. But plenty of rapes occur and the perpetrator walks free or receives little punishment. Like the WHITE rapist Brock Turner. The victim should be more careful about her cabs and just let it go and move on.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

You cannot say being racist is bad then do it. it is ether wrong or it is not wrong

Sjobson1946
Sjobson1946

BE MORE CAREFUL about her cabs? Just how stupid are you? STUPID IDIOT!!!

dsmarine
dsmarine

If all these ilegal alien crimes were listed and published public sentiment would change rapidly!

Nolesrus
Nolesrus

Get over it?!!! It was a violation on her. When you are a victim of a crime you feel violated and angry. You want justice. She will never get that. She was victimized twice.
So how does one choose their cab ride more carefully? So it’s her fault?!! Perhaps she should have done racial profiling?!!! Wow!

Terminater
Terminater

She’s supposed to ask him first if he’s a rapist and also a American citizen

bluedog_2g2
bluedog_2g2

I can't believe this dirtbag only had a $10,000.00 bail, for such a violent crime. This type of thing, illegal alien suspects fleeing, will only get worse, as more and more local agencies/cities, refuse to cooperate with ICE. In my days, as an officer and Chief, interagency cooperation was routine and is what made the whole law enforcement system work.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

You tell us the secret on how to tell a good cab from a bad cab. I'd say that you are the STUPID IDIOT LIBTARDS making a statement like that. With UBER there is an extensive background check done on each driver. So use your brain from know on that's if you have one.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut
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Flagged for abuse you POS Russian

tday1973
tday1973

uber is supposed (sarcastic tone here) to be the safest cabbies around. My family uses them all the time..but is never alone and the women are dropped off first..The guys demand that.

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BETTY
BETTY

LADIES START PACKING. AND HE TRY'S TO RAPE YOU BLOW IT OFF. THINK HE WILL TRY AGAIN.

RetiredCaLe
RetiredCaLe

Whoever thinks this is a race thing is wrong. The poor victim did her part and identified her assailant. The police did their job and arrested him. ICE did their part by placing a detainer on him. Once again the liberal court not wanting to offend the ‘poor defendant’ or his immigration status did nothing. This should have been a felony with felony bail, immediate surrender of passport and holding of the suspect for ICE. Unfriggin’believable 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬