A Boston woman is outraged after she says an Uber driver raped her, was arraigned for the crime, posted bail, and then left the country.
Frederick Amfo, 30, an illegal alien from Ghana, forced his victim into the backseat of his car and raped her, police said.
On April 8, Emily Murray says she was just trying to get home when her Uber driver, identified as Frederic Amfo, allegedly locked the doors and raped her in the backseat of his car, just after dropping off another customer.
“Within minutes I was in a situation I couldn’t control and I was assaulted,” said Murray.
DNA evidence collected from both a rape kit and Amfo’s car led to his arrest, reports Fox News.
On Friday, Amfo was at Quincy District Court where bail was set at $10,000 and he was given a stay away order. Records show Amfo was also given 24 hours to surrender his passport if he made bail.
On Friday afternoon, Amfo made bail, but he didn’t surrender that passport and Monday afternoon, Emily was told her alleged rapist fled to his native Ghana.
“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. I would expect to answer for it. Accountability. And there has been just zero,” said Murray.
Tuesday evening, the Massachusetts Trial Court issued this statement:
“On April 13, 2018, Frederick Q. Amfo (defendant) was arraigned in Quincy District Court and charged with rape. The judge adopted the prosecution’s request for cash bail and conditions of release: bail was set at $10,000 cash/ $100,000 surety, and the court also imposed several requested pretrial conditions of release, including that the defendant turn over his passport to the clerk’s office.
Today, April 17, 2018, the court issued an arrest warrant for the defendant after learning from the prosecution that the defendant has left the country. At the time the defendant posted bail and was released from the House of Correction, the defendant had not surrendered his passport to the court.
A review of the circumstances indicates that the court allowed the defendant to be released without first surrendering his passport, providing him 24 hours to do so. As a result of this review, the court has now implemented procedures to ensure that defendants who are ordered by the court to surrender their passports surrender them when they post bail and prior to their release.”
No word on what will happen to the suspect in this case now.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
April 20th, 2018