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Omar Muhammad | FairPlay EP23 S2 | A Crime With No Victim?

Can you be coerced to allege criminal sexual assault on your partner? And who then is the actual victim?

Season 2, episode 23
36 min / Published

June 1, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News |

Like thousands of other young black men wrongfully incarcerated in the United States of America, there is another young and articulate man by the name of Omar Muhammad pulling a 26 year sentence in Minnesota for an alleged sexual assault that he maintains he did not commit. He says his girlfriend, C.M., who had a consensual relationship with him, was coerced by her co-workers, her parents and the police, to set up a trap for him. According to Omar, this is what happens when a 20 year old black man in Hugo Ohio falls in love with a 40 year old white woman, both madly in love.

After leaving Chicago, Omar moved to Ohio looking for work and wanting to make something out of his life. He found a job at a local grocery store and there he met C.M. Both fell in love and soon moved in together. Omar says, nobody liked that and the stares were obvious.

People accused Omar of using an older woman by taking advantage of her but there is no record of C.M accusing Omar of abuse, let alone, an assault. In fact there are letters and messages, confirming C.M’s love for Omar.

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| Imran Siddiqui is the managing editor at Justice News and the author of The JBlog.

Listen to Imran's podcast FairPlay Challenging Wrongful Convictions on J107 Justice Radio

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Fairplay is produced with the support of Justice Warriors at Justice Patrons - https://www.justicenews.net/patrons

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