TeWolde Mathin Selassie, Sex offender, to be released
A man who broke into a teenager’s bedroom and raped her is set to be released from custody on Monday, the Ministry of Legal Affairs has confirmed today.
TeWolde Mathin Selassie, 44, was sentenced to 25 years for the 2005 assault on a 15-year-old girl.
Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform, issued a public notice to state that he would be released from the Department of Corrections Farm Facility nest week.
The notice said: “Selassie, a 44-year-old black male who will be of no fixed abode, was convicted and incarcerated for burglary and serious sexual assault.
“Based on this and on other information received, the Minister has determined that the Ministry of Education should be provided with information regarding this offender, to ensure that relevant schools are notified about his impending release.”
The Criminal Code allows the Minister to release information about sex offenders who are considered to present “a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public, an affected group of people, or an individual”.
Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves, who sentenced Selassie, had described the offender as a predator with evil intent who stole into his victim’s bedroom “like a Grim Reaper” and subjected her to her worst nightmare.
The victim had told the Court that she was woken in the middle of the night in January 2005 by a man who had broken in through her window by removing an air conditioning unit.
Selassie threw bedclothes over her face before pulling her to the floor and assaulting her.
She said the man threatened he had a knife and would kill her if she screamed, and put his hands over her mouth and nose to stop her fighting back, which made her believe she would die.