Last Tuesday, Edwin Castro Sangalang, a 45-year-old living in Lake Elsinore, California, was arrested by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and charged on approximately 200 counts of sexual assault for having a four-year sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, from the time she was just 9.
Jail records from Southwest Detention Center in Riverside County indicate that Sangalang was booked on a total of 437 felony charges, including 156 counts of aggravated child sexual assault, 52 counts of oral copulation with a minor, five counts of sexual penetration by force or fear, and one count of continual sexual abuse of a child.
Sangalang is being held on $1 million bond.
No local media outlets have reported that there is an ICE detainer on Sangalang, nor are they reporting that he is an illegal alien. A California spokeswoman for ICE told CR, “On July 19, ICE officers lodged a detainer with the Southwest Detention Center on an unlawfully present Philippine national, Edwin Castro Sangalang, following his arrest for sexual assaults on children.”
Given our strict laws against employment of illegal aliens and against harboring, encouraging, inducing, transporting, and shielding from detection, how can someone like this be able to carry on a four-year sexual relationship with such a young girl without detection?
That an illegal alien can go this long interacting with society, free to terrorize a young girl like this, demonstrates that illegal aliens are indeed not living in the shadows. They are out in the open, and the laws against them are not being enforced.
The Riverside County sheriff’s department stated in a press release, “Investigators responded to the city of Los Angeles and arrested Sangalang at his place of employment.” How was he employed? In 1986, President Reagan reluctantly signed a bill granting amnesty to roughly three million illegal aliens, mainly in California, in return for a law barring them from working here. That was supposed to end illegal immigration as we know it.
As House Democrats continue to hold hearings on the treatment of illegal alien children, there still have not been any hearings held on the growing trend of sexual assaults against both American and illegal alien children by illegal aliens who were never supposed to be in the country.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.