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UN Diplomat Accused of Rape Set Free By NYPD Due to Immunity


It appears UN diplomats are above the law…

A United Nations foreign minister escaped rape charges in New York City due to his diplomatic immunity.

Charles Dickens Imene Oliha reportedly followed a woman inside of her Washington Heights building and allegedly raped her twice.

The women then contacted police after the incident took place and police took Oliha into custody.

NYPD later released Oliha due to his diplomatic immunity.

Fox News had more details to add:

An accused rapist in New York City escaped charges because, as a United Nations foreign minister, he was protected by diplomatic immunity, authorities said. His case highlights a controversial policy that has made headlines for years.

A woman accused Charles Dickens Imene Oliha, 46, of opening the door for her as she entered her Washington Heights building, following her into her apartment and raping her twice before leaving, according to police and law enforcement sources. She reported the incident around noontime Sunday, at which point officers took Oliha into custody.

However, they soon learned that Oliha was working in the U.S. as a minister of foreign affairs from South Sudan and could not be charged because he had “full diplomatic immunity,” sources said.

He was released hours later. Meanwhile, the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Oliha, whose social media accounts indicate he is married with children, did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request seeking comment on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of South Sudan also did not respond to requests.

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The New York post had more details to share about the story:

A United Nations diplomat was accused of raping one of his neighbors in Upper Manhattan over the weekend — but NYPD cops released him because he has diplomatic immunity, authorities said Monday.

Charles Dickens Imene Oliha, 46 — a career diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in South Sudan — was arrested in Sunday’s alleged sex assault on a woman inside her apartment around noon, according to a police report obtained by The Post.

Oliha was taken into custody on suspicion of rape and brought in for questioning, cops said.

But once he informed detectives from the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit that he was a diplomat, investigators confirmed he had immunity and swiftly released him without formally charging him, police said.


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