Sudan Diplomat Escapes 'Sex Charge' in US
A diplomat from Sudan was arrested in the US for allegedly "grinding on a woman" in a subway train in Manhattan, but he was released and the charges were dropped because he had diplomatic immunity, US media quote police sources as saying.
The 49-year-old diplomat, named in reports as Mohammad Abdalla Ali, allegedly rubbed a 38-year-old woman from behind on a commuter train, police sources said.
He was charged with sexual assault and forcible touching, but was released after proving he was a diplomat, the unnamed sources were quoted by New York's Daily News as saying.
The New York Police Department had contacted the State Department, and it was up to officials there to lodge an official protest with Sudan's government, the Daily News.
There has been no comment by the diplomat or the Sudanese embassy.
10th January 2017