An undocumented immigrant who reportedly has been previously deported 10 times in the last six years stands accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Kansas.
The rape may have occurred on a Greyhound bus that was traveling on Interstate 70 through Geary County, Kansas, the Hays Post reported.
After the Kansas Bureau of Investigation launched an inquiry, the suspect, 38, was reportedly taken into custody in Missouri sometime after the September 30 filing of a criminal complaint against him, and apparently he is now on the radar of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the Kansas City Star explained.
“ICE said in an email that [Tomas] Martinez-Maldonado, a citizen of Mexico, has been deported back to Mexico from the U.S. 10 times since 2010. ICE also said he has a 2013 federal felony conviction for illegal re-entry into the U.S., making him an enforcement priority for ICE, which means the agency would take custody of him when his case in Kansas is completed.”
At the time of his arrest, he was being held on a $100,000 bond in a Geary County jail. The suspect is reportedly a resident of Marietta, Georgia. His court-appointed public defender declined to comment on the case, and authorities have yet to release into the public domain the probable cause affidavit.
In a case that made national headlines in July 2015, a five-time deported illegal alien allegedly shot and killed Kate Steinle, 32, while she walking with her father on Pier 14 of the San Francisco Embarcadero waterfront, a popular tourist destination. The fatal attack has prompted calls for the passage of “Kate’s Law” in Congress, a measure that would impose serious jail time on any aggravated felon who reenters the U.S. illegally.
San Francisco is a so-called sanctuary city, and as a result, local authorities declined to turn the man over to Homeland Security for deportation number six when he was set free from the county jail in April 2015 after being taken into custody on a drug-related charge.
In August 2015, an illegal alien who had been arrested multiple times on drug charges was arrested for attempted murder and other charges after breaking into the home of a California woman while she was sleeping and raping her. The victim, 64, tragically passed away in a local hospital where she was receiving treatment for severe injuries incurred in the violent home invasion struggle about a week after the incident.
In a separate encounter, an illegal immigrant was arrested last Saturday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old girl in Fort Worth, Texas, and is or was being detained in the Mansfield jail. “Bail was set at $200,000. An immigration hold was placed on [the suspect] after federal agents determined he was in the country illegally,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Police found the little girl in a wooded area of a local park that afternoon. “She had no visible injuries when she was found but was taken to a hospital to be checked, police said.”
The suspect was booked on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping.
A resident of the area fortunately heard the child screaming from the woods and called 911. Cops apprehended the suspect there when he tried to flee.
In the aftermath of the June 2016 Supreme Court tie decision that blocked his executive orders on immigration from going into effect, President Obama remarked that “As long as you have not committed a crime, our limited immigration enforcement resources are not focused on you.”
According to 2015 ICE statistics, the agency released rather than deported “19,723 criminal aliens, who had a total of 64,197 convictions among them. These included 8,234 violent convictions and 208 homicide convictions,” the Center for Immigration Studies asserted.
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