Three refugees, ages 14, 10 and seven, pled guilty to sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in Idaho.
The boys, one from Iraq and two from Eritrea, entered their guilty plea last week but the case’s resolution received almost no national attention. (RELATED: NYT Admits CNN And MSNBC Are Ignoring Rockville Rape)
“We agreed to the plea bargains. That by no means implies my clients were, or are, fully satisfied with the outcome of these cases or the prosecuting attorney,” Mark Guerry, the attorney for the girl’s family told the Idaho Statesman. “After 10 months their right to some form of justice was long overdue.”
“They were prepared to testify at a trial or enter into to plea agreements months ago. More importantly, no convictions or mere words in statements could ever mitigate the unrelenting trauma and grief their little daughter now suffers as a result of this vicious sexual assault,” Guerry added.
The Washington Post and other liberal news sources last summer rushed to cover inaccurate claims about the assault (that the suspects were Syrian, for example) — which they used to try to pour cold water on anger surrounding the assault — but have so far remained silent on the boys’ admission that they did, in fact, sexually assault the little girl.
One local resident in contact with the girl’s family previously told Fox News that the boys made “her naked, and urinated in her mouth,” but those claims are impossible to verify because the judge sealed details of the incident from public view.
The sexual assault case bears similarity to the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in Rockville, Maryland by two illegal immigrants, ages 17 and 18, who were enrolled in her high school as freshmen.
According to police, the two Rockville suspects, Jose Montano and Henry Sanchez, forced the girl to perform oral sex on them while they took turns raping and sodomizing her while she cried out for them to stop. Both Montano and Sanchez were allowed to travel to meet family in Maryland after initially being detained after crossing the border.
Like the Idaho case, the Rockville rape generated intense outrage from parents concerned for their daughters’ safety.