ST. CLOUD, MN – On Monday, police arrested Sahal Abdi Hassan, 24, two days later, Abdirahin Omar Ali, 21, was also taken into custody. Both were wanted for the October gang rape of a woman inside a local park.
On October 18, a woman was at a bar having drinks with her friends, and apparently became severely inebriated. She remembers leaving in a car, and then being raped on the ground by both Ali and Hassan, according to court documents.
They eventually left the park and pushed the victim out of the vehicle, and fled the scene.
The woman ran to a nearby home, asking the residents to call police. Around 3:30 a.m. she was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Court records show her pants were ripped, her underwear was partially off and wood chips from the park fell out of her pants. DNA testing through the exam determined profiles matching Hassan and Ali.
Ali is also charged with raping a woman last December at a St. Cloud apartment. That case is ongoing.
Ali and Hassan have both been charged with felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct and aiding and abetting first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both are currently being held at the Stearns County Jail on $750,000 bond.
Hassan is next scheduled to appear in court on November 17. Ali's next court appearance is set for December 2.
Both Ali and Hassan came to this country from Somalia.