Alleged Rape Victim Outraged Courts Let Suspect Free

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM)  --  A Weymouth woman is speaking out after an Uber driver who allegedly raped her - fled the country once making bail.

Although the names of alleged rape and sexual assault victims are usually withheld by WBZ NewsRadio1030 per station policy, Emily Murray revealed her identity in order to speak out publicly about this issue.

Murray tells WBZ NewsRadio1030 is extremely upset that a series of missteps allowed Frederick Amfo of Quincy to hop a plane and head back to his native Ghana Because of a paperwork mistake.

Speaking on NightSide with Dann Rea, Murray says she's outraged her case fell through the cracks.

“ I felt as though iIwas getting victimized again. I felt as though i was getting swept under the rug…and I felt as though no one cares when you're just a case number,” Murray said.

Amfo was able to post bail Friday and leave the country without first surrendering his passport.

Murray says her life has been turned upside down.

“My life is being affected. I'm missing work. I'm letting people behind a very personal and private incident. And he can just pick up and just pick up and go somewhere where no one knows who he is or what he's done and that's just not fair,” Murray said.

Officials with  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also say they had issued paperwork to detain Amfo after his arrest. But the Norfolk DA's office claims they had no knowledge of the immigration detainer.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey is disappointed in the mistake that led to Amfo’s release, but says he's confident the trial court is taking steps to ensure something like this never happens again.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

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