Elderly Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing A Child, Again
JUN 1, 2017 AT 11:18 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A St. Cloud man convicted of sexually abusing a child is now accused of abusing another child.
A criminal complaint filed in Stearns County District Court states that 87-year-old Amoud Omar Yusuf had been abusing the girl starting when she was four-years-old.
Investigators say the abuse took place from April 2009 to April 2010 on the 1400 block of 9th Avenue South in St. Cloud.
No reason was given why the alleged abuse stopped.
Police began investigating after a complaint was filed on November 30th.
No reason was given as to why the victim, now 12, waited to come forward.
Investigators say at the time of the abuse Yusuf lived in the same apartment building as the victim and her family.
The victim claims Yusuf would call her into his room and have her perform sex acts on him including oral sex.
The victim says she did as she was told because she felt she had to.
On December 6th, the victim’s mother told police that she never left her daughter alone with Yusuf but says at the time, she was Yusuf’s personal care assistant.
On May 26th officers found Yusuf and arrested him.
Yusuf told police that the child is lying but admitted to babysitting the children.
His next hearing is June 16th. He was released after posting bond.
Prior to this incident Yusuf was found guilty in February of 2009 by a jury of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.
In that case he abused a child under the age of 13 and was sentenced to 25-years-probation.
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Comments from St. Cloud Residents
This guy lives three blocks from my home…less than 6 blocks from two schools, HUNDREDS of children in the area…yet this man was given on his first offense PROBATION…no having to register as a sex offender, picture not plastered on the front page of the times (for either offense), no press conference to inform the people..NOTHING And now “OOPS—he’s done it again”
SO where is little Natalie when it comes to defending the rights of the CHILDREN abused…so where is Pastor Dee…Mr. Mayor, isn’t it your job to alert the community?
Is this excused because of a “cultural thing”?
Can we allow this to continue?
KNSI is the ONLY ONES reporting on this…
Times…where are you???
Do the laws apply to all equally? Are we a nation of laws or cultures overriding laws? Is it right to ignore the facts because it might hurt someone’s feelings, raise tensions….this story on the other hand I venture will NEVER make the news…this is his second offense (Prior to this incident Yusuf was found guilty in February of 2009 by a jury of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. In that case he abused a child under the age of 13 and was sentenced to 25-years-probation.)!? Didn’t we just recently have a major news story (front page even) of two SEXUAL predators moving into the area, pictures and all YET this goes unreported TWICE (second offense) AND he for some reason does not get the (dis) honor of being called a sexual predator and WE the people are not informed (it must be that “cultural thingy”) going on YET again!
We can not have the “it happened in their community with their “own kind” defense”…there is not “their community and our community, there is no their laws and our laws, there is a (however) barbaric culture that wants to continue it’s practices and wants us to accept them for what they are. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! No one (even those in their own community) cried out for these CHILDREN which tells me they are perfectly fine with what was going on! THIS CAN NOT BE! Keep in mind this SEXUAL PREDATOR did not have to file as such, did not serve time, was sent back into OUR community without any warning to anyone…AND he happens to live within short walking distance of the BOYS & GIRLS club/southside, St. E’s, School and So. Jr. High and also within walking distance of Talahi and Tech…
In response to the above comment: ↓
Thank you for your superly well stated plea for justice for the child who was violated by this reprobate who should be behind bars and and forced to compensate this child and his/her parents by extracting every ounce of hard labor which this savage can be forced to perform for the balance of his days on this planet.
This labor should be forced to be performed in a public venue in a confinement with a flashing sign proclaiming that this site is where child molestors are to be confined a public place while making restitution to their victims and their families.
There also should be another caged confinement area within 250 feet where the public officials who have turned deaf ears to the victims who have suffered these indignities. They too are to be confined while making similar restitution
Half way between those two pens should be another pen for those who are obligated to report these local tragedies. These actions might halt or at minimum abate the occurrences of these malignancies upon civility.
I hope that a few others can add to this call for true justice and start routing the social justice advocates from within our local spheres of influence.
Thank you again for your outstanding report. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.