Ex-UN Official Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Drugging, R*ping Women

The defendant, identified as Karim Elkorany, assaulted the women for over two decades during humanitarian missions in the Middle East and in the United States.

TheCable reports that a former United Nations (UN) employee has been jailed.

The man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for r*ping at least 20 women.

Naomi Buchwald, a Manhattan federal judge, passed his sentence on Thursday, saying the defendant had given his victims drugs to cloud their memories of the assaults.

The defendant, identified as Karim Elkorany, assaulted the women for over two decades during humanitarian missions in the Middle East and in the United States.

Nine victims, identified by numbers, spoke in court or over a special telephone line that could be heard in court.

Some of his victims include journalists, Fulbright scholars, and UN employees.

Victim 1 told the judge she was a journalist working in Iraq in November 2016 when Elkorany added drugs to the alcoholic beverage she ordered at a restaurant.

She recalled feeling incapacitated on the car ride to his apartment, where she regained consciousness to find Elkorany r*ping her.

The 31-year-old described her memories of that night as “snapshots suspended in darkness”, saying the trauma that followed plagued her like cancer.

“Elkorany parks the vehicle in the garage of an apartment building, a place I never agreed to visit,” she said.

“The next memories I had was of being sexually assaulted. In the most excruciating one, I am being r*ped. I feel pain. I want to say no, but I can’t speak. I can’t move. I’m unable to escape.

“For six years, I went through hell from what you did to me.”

Victim 2 said Elkorany posed as a feminist who cared about issues facing women as he preyed upon friends and acquaintances.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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