Kenyan man wanted in the United States for sexual assault is yet to be arrested more than a year after he committed the said offense.
An investigation by Boston 25 News reporter Ted Daniel revealed that Brian Njeri, who is accused of molesting a 21-year-old disabled woman at an autistic residential community home in Leicester, Massachusetts, is still on the run.
Court documents seen by the Boston 25 News investigative reporter show the suspect videotaped himself sexually assaulting the non-verbal autistic woman, who was under his care at ARCHway residential community home in Leicester.
Brian, who graduated from Leicester High School in 2014, fled the US in November 2020, just days before he was charged with sexual assault and Leicester police issued a warrant for his arrest. He was charged with four counts of indecent assault on a person with intellectual disabilities.
He is alleged to have committed the offense around Thanksgiving in 2020, according to documents. Court documents say Brian is likely to have gone into hiding in his native Kenya.
Contacted for comment on the matter, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office told Boston 25 the status of this case is “unchanged at this time.”
Chuck Jordan, the president of the New York City-based International Bounty Hunters Union said the US government will have to file a formal request for Brian’s extradition should he be arrested in Kenya.
“Out of all the countries he could be in Africa, Kenya is one of the better countries to work with. Perseverance is what is going to bring this guy to justice. There will need to be some time and effort on the part of the local prosecutors, The Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs and the Department of State, and the Kenyan government,” he told the publication.