Bomb plot suspect was sex assault suspect in 2009

Bomb plot suspect was sex assault suspect in 2009
Mohamed Osman Mohamud is seen in a Multnomah County Jail booking photo.

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 19-year-old Somali-American man who allegedly tried to blow up what he thought was a van full of explosives during Portland's Christmas tree lighting ceremony was investigated for rape in 2009 but never charged.

The Benton County District Attorney's Office didn't find a reason to charge Mohamed Osman Mohamud with a crime after a woman whose name was redacted in the documents filed a sexual assault complaint against him.

Mohamud had sex with the woman in an Oregon State dorm room on Oct. 31, 2009.

An analysis of the woman's urine failed to show any controlled substances or common pharmaceuticals.

Mohamud says in the documents he and the girl were "a little tipsy" when they left a fraternity party and returned to his dorm room.

 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)