A fund created to bail out rioters in Minneapolis which was promoted by Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris used its funds to free a man who sexually molested a child – and Harris is silent.
Timothy Wayne Columbus, a 36-year-old-man, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly penetrating a girl in 2015 when she was about 8 years old.
The arrest warrant in the case states that the girl Columbus allegedly assaulted lived with her grandmother, who regularly spent time with her friend “Tim,” while the girl was seven and eight years old. When the girl was about eight, the victim told police, “‘Tim’ laid her on her couch and held her down as he unbuckled his pants and then pulled down her pants. Victim stated he then ‘put his thing inside me.'”
The warrant continues: “Victim states ‘Tim’ told her not to tell anyone and continued to penetrate her. Victim did not tell anyone what happened at the time but years later told a family member.”
The warrant also says that the grandmother said she has seen Columbus tell the girl “This is our secret” at one point and that the grandmother suspected Columbus had hurt the girl in some way. The girl’s mother said, ‘she learned years later ‘something happened.'”
A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 25. But he was later bailed out of jail and according to a court document, filed to have his bail money returned to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
The maximum sentence for the crimes Columbus is accused of is 30 years in prison. Columbus denied the allegations to police.
In Columbus’ case, bail was set at $75,000 for conditional release and $300,000 for unconditional release. The document on which Columbus requests his bail money be returned to the fund does not indicate the amount. But a July 1 order recorded on the Minnesota courts website indicates that Judge Tamara Garcia ordered Columbus’ conditional release.
The fund which bailed out this alleged child rapist was promoted by Harris on Twitter on June 1st when she tweeted, “If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
The Minnesota Freedom Fund also received donations from Biden campaign staffers who bragged to social media about supporting the cause which was used to bail out further criminals such as a man accused of assaulting a 71-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, and another man who stomped on a victim in the streets as he robbed them.
Republicans and the Trump campaign have torn into the Biden campaign over their donations and vocal support to the fund responsible for bailing out countless violent rioters and other even more dangerous criminals.
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have to answer for why they supported a group that helped a man accused of sexually penetrating a child,” Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Steve Guest said Thursday.