Two Kenyan men in Minnesota have been charged with felony sexual assault of a woman with mental and physical impairments.
Authorities say Francis Ndegwa Kamau, 39, of Spring Lake Park, MN and Kenneth Wagacha Kibe, 37, of Burnsville, MN sexually assaulted a woman diagnosed with mild intellectual disabilities, unspecified congenital anomaly of musculoskeletal system (right hand), seizure disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and depression,” who lives in a group home.
Arrest warrants say Kamau and Kibe approached the woman at the buffet of the Mystic Casino Hotel on the night of March 30th. The three chatted for a while before casino surveillance video shows them entering a hotel room, where they stayed for an hour.
The woman later reported to casino security that the men had sexually assaulted her. When police reported to the scene, the woman told police both men tried to have sex with her several times even though she asked them to stop. Police say that Kibe, in an interview with the officers at the scene, admitted secretly recording a portion of the assault.
According to Prior Lake Police, Kamau had initially denied being involved in the assault but on learning that Kibe had a video of him on top of the woman, reversed his claim and instead said that the woman was “enticing them” and that they were notorious about having sex with her. Both men told police they did not realize the woman has any disabilities.
Police say they found and took photos of “blood or other bodily fluid” and a condom wrapper on the bed in the room. Police also say they have multiple videos of the alleged assault and a text conversion about the woman on the men’s phones.
Both men have been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct of a person who “is mentally impaired, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.” If convicted of the charges, both men face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of $30,000, or both.