A Kentucky man was pulled off his connecting flight at the Dulles Airport after attempting to flee the country rather than face rape charges. 26-year-old Abdulwahab Kherow Haji-Eda was attempting to return home to Togo and is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
26-year-old Abdulwahab Kherow Haji-Eda from Hebron, Kentucky, is suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl after text messages were uncovered discussing inappropriate conduct he’d already done or that he’d like to do.
According to Local 12 news, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department learned that Haji-Eda was attempting to flee the country and engaged the US Marshall service in an attempt to apprehend him.
Haji-Eda had booked a flight from Columbus, Ohio to West Africa and had made it as far as Dulles International Airport before being pulled off his Ethiopian Airlines flight by the US Marshall service just before takeoff.
Haji-Eda is accused of two counts of rape, sodomy and procuring or promoting the use of a minor by electric means. He remains in custody under a $250,000 bail and is awaiting extradition to Boone County.