Ex-US Congressman, Reynolds, deported from Zimbabwe over an expired visa
Mel Reynolds, a former US congressman, was deported from the South African country, Zimbabwe, for staying on an expired visa, an immigration official has announced.
62-year old Reynolds was arrested last week at a hotel in Harare and was fined $100. The prosecution failed to prove another/additional pornography charges against him and the court dismissed this charge/case on a technicality, as mandatory by the law.
“We deported Mr. Reynolds as ordered by the court, and I cannot disclose the details such as what route or flight, he is put on, and these are security issues”, Francis Mabika an immigration officer told the press.
Though Mel Reynolds accepted and pleaded guilty to the visa charges, he denied the extra pornography allegations that he was found naked and with having videos and pictures of men and women having sexual interaction on his mobile.
In Zimbabwe, ownership of pornography is illegal.
Herald, a state-owned newspaper quoted last week that in the unpaid hotel bills, Reynold had run up charges of up to $24,500.
A previous Rhodes scholar, Reynolds, was a famous person in the US Democratic party. In the year 1995, he was convicted of sexual assault, child pornography and hindrance of justice, and he was forced to resign.
During the past few years, Reynolds had remodeled himself as a winner of US investment in African countries.
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