Governor Greg Gianforte, Senator Steve Daines, and Representative Matt Rosendale have all provided statements regarding a recent sexual assault case in Missoula.

KGVO reported that 19-year-old Zabihullah Mohmand has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent in relation to an alleged incident that occurred on Sunday, October 17. In that reporting, court documents indicate that the victim said "that Mohmand is on a worldwide trip from Afghanistan." However, according to recent statements from Governor Gianforte and Senator Daines, the suspect was, "in Montana under Humanitarian Parole, which is separate from the Special Immigrant Visa program."
KGVO received the following statements via email:

Senator Daines made the following statement:

The fallout and consequences from President Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan continue. While I support assisting our fully-vetted Afghan allies who served alongside our armed forces, President Biden has failed to provide answers as to who has come into the country or if they have been fully vetted according to what’s required by law. I've spoken to Governor Gianforte about this situation, and I stand with him in calling on President Biden to stop all Afghan resettlements to Montana until we get answers.

Governor Gianforte made the following statement:

While I welcome our fully-vetted Afghan allies to Montana, this situation and others across the country raise serious concerns about whether the Biden administration is meeting its obligations to fully vet Afghans prior to resettlement. I'm calling on President Biden to immediately halt resettlements to Montana until federal agencies provide me with adequate assurance that Afghans coming to Montana are fully-vetted in accordance with federal law.

Representative Matt Rosendale made the following statement:

For months I have warned of the consequences of admitting and resettling unvetted Afghan nationals throughout our country. These unvetted Afghans do not share our culture and our values, and as this horrific incident shows they represent a serious risk to our communities... I urge the Biden Administration to immediately halt the resettlement of Afghan nationals across our nation and begin to remove Afghan evacuees that have been resettled from the United States.

This is a developing story. KGVO will provide more information when it becomes available.

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