A university senior accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl told police the runaway was “dressed provocatively” when he met her near the University of Washington campus. Omar Abdelbadie, 22, was charged with second-degree child rape for the June 10 incident in which prosecutors say he smoked marijuana and had sexual intercourse with the girl he met after midnight in Seattle’s University District. Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reported:
“He thought she was dressed provocatively,” according to the police report. The victim told investigators she told Abdelbadie that she was 12 years old.
Abdelbadie then allegedly bought the girl marijuana, and according to court documents, they smoked it together at his apartment.
After smoking the joint, they engaged in sexual intercourse multiple times, the documents said.
At Abdelbadie’s bail hearing Tuesday, Michael Hogan of the King County Prosecutor’s office said, “What we have is predatory behavior with a 12 year old.”
Abdelbadie said the girl “seduced” him. Prosecutors say he is “a danger to children.” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:
The girl left Abdelbadie’s home the following day. Abdelbadie and a friend are alleged to have walked her home, and watched hiding behind a fence as she walked up to the house.
Abdelbadie’s friend — who met Abdelbadie when signing him up for a children’s charity — then called 911 after arguing with Abdelbadie about his conduct with a young girl. Officers responded to the area and arrested Abdelbadie. . . .
He is alleged to have admitted he “hooked up” with the girl, but would not say whether he knew her true age.
The case has gotten national attention because of reports that Abdelbadie, an immigrant from Egypt, was a member of a controversial organization, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). A web site for the group’s Washington State affiliate listed Abdelbadie among its “core volunteers,” and Abdelbadie was also listed as former vice-president of the University of Washington’s Interfaith Council. Critics say CAIR has connections to radical Muslims, including the Hamas terrorist group.
Pamela Geller, the New York-based author of Stop the Islamization of America, said the accusations against Abdelbadie show “the same modus operandi behind the scores of Muslim child sex trafficking gangs in Europe.” Reports of sexual exploitation of young girls by Muslim men have made sensational headlines in England. In one notorious case, Abid Saddique and Mohammed Liaqat led a gang of men in Derbyshire who exploited 27 girls, some as young as 12. A report by a youth agency about that case concluded: “Issues of culture, ethnicity and identity were a feature both in relation to the victims and the alleged perpetrators.”
Click the image below to watch a video report on the Abdelbadie case by Amy Clancy of KIRO-TV:
- CBS News: Omar Abdelbadie, Univ. of Washington neurobiology student, accused of raping girl, 12
- Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Charge: UW biology student raped 12-year-old runaway
- Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs: CAIR-Washington’s Omar Abdelbadie Arrested for Child Rape, Claims the 12-Year-Old Was Dressed ‘Provocatively’
- David Wood, Answering Muslims: CAIR-Washington Member Omar Abdelbadie Arrested for Raping Twelve-Year-Old Girl
- Evil Blogger Lady: Omar Abdelbadie, a CAIR member, arrested for raping a 12 year old girl in Washington State