Democrats don’t seem very interested in fighting sexual assault crimes when they’re part of the growing trend of rape arrests of illegal aliens in sanctuary Montgomery County, Maryland, going on right now.
Josue Gomez-Gonzalez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on September 12 for raping a female friend of his in Montgomery County while they were both drunk. ABC7 News’ Kevin Lewis, who has been tracking criminal aliens in Montgomery County, noted on Twitter that this is “at least the ninth undocumented immigrant charged with rape or sex abuse of a minor in Montgomery County, Md. since July 25.”
According to the police report, posted by Lewis on twitter, a female victim accuses Gomez-Gonzalez of raping her in the back of his car and then later in his Gaithersburg, Maryland, home, leaving her bleeding. The statement of probable cause by detectives alleges that Gomez-Gonzalez admitted to committing these multiple acts of rape and sexual assault even as the victim protested in her intoxicated state.
Gomez-Gonzales is charged with two counts of second-degree rape and second-degree assault and is being held on $100,000 bond pending an October 11 hearing.
As I’ve noted, there is a particular problem with both drunk driving and sexual assaults against children committed by Central American illegal aliens that is being covered up by the media and protected by sanctuary counties. Those most harmed by sanctuary policies are others in the immigrant communities who are the most likely to be victimized by criminal aliens.
Montgomery County is contemplating a change in its policies given the recent focus on the criminal alien problems. Specifically, in this case, according to Kevin Lewis, the county executive has agreed to notify ICE if Gomez-Gonzalez is released, but will not hold him for any extra time for them to arrive and pick him up.
The biggest point missed by the county executive is that these same criminals usually have prior interaction with law enforcement. That is when they should be turned over to ICE – before they commit another crime. Gomez-Gonzalez had numerous traffic citations just this year, according to a record search by Lewis.
While it’s nice for the county to finally notify ICE after an illegal alien is arrested for heinous crimes, the objective should be to follow federal law and ensure that illegal aliens are not shielded from detection so that their first encounter with law enforcement in this country is their last one. Last week, an illegal alien from Nigeria was arrested on rape charges exactly a year after a similar arrest, from which he was released because charges were dropped. Most criminals are repeat offenders, but the entire concept of illegal alien repeat offenders wouldn’t exist if our laws were enforced.
Last week, Michelle Malkin and local victims of illegal aliens held a rally in Montgomery County to protest its sanctuary policies. The pressure appears to be working. Imagine if Republicans in Congress created a national fight to bring pressure to bear on all sanctuary jurisdictions.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.