Police in Massachusetts are searching for a Kenyan man accused of molesting an American woman described as non-verbal.
Brian Njeri of Leicester, MA is said to have committed the act at ARCHway, a Department of Children and Families-funded group home for persons with autism and development disabilities.
Court documents indicate that police learned of the attack in November last year and were provided video evidence of the assaults but the suspect has fled by the time they tried to arrest him. He is suspected to have fled to his native Kenya.
Leicester police charged Brian, who was an employee of ARCHway, with four counts of indecent assault on a person with intellectual disabilities.
A co-worker reportedly told police that she opened Brian’s phone and found several videos of him sexually assaulting a female resident in a staff office. The victim is described as to be autistic.
“This is as vulnerable as it gets. Someone who is not only disabled in terms of their intellectual disabilities but also disabled because they can’t communicate,” Wendy Murphy, a victims’ rights attorney is quoted by Boston25News.
“There’s not a defense to these kinds of cases. When you have a videotape of the crime, there is no hope for a not guilty verdict.”
Homeland security confirmed that Brian left the country on November 27th, 2020 and a warrant of arrest was issued three days later.
This is not the first time Brian, a 2014 Leicester High School graduate, has been accused of sexual assault. In 2013, a 15-year-old girl told Leicester Police that he inappropriately “touched her…over her clothes.”
Police reports also show that he was on probation for two drunk driving arrests, including one from 2019.