Trump immigration chief calls out Maryland sanctuary county as illegal alien rape charges stack up

· September 3, 2019  
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Montgomery County, Maryland, once again found itself the setting for rape and child molestation charges against illegal immigrants last week, and it has now earned direct criticism from a top Trump administration official.

WJLA-TV reported Thursday that Nestor Lopez-Guzman — a 21-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador — has been charged with child molestation against a 12-year-old girl and her younger brother. Guzman confessed to touching the boy’s genitals, but called it a “cultural joke” from El Salvador. Lopez-Guzman’s alleged female victim says that he got “touchative” and said things like “he ‘wanted it’ and to ‘give me it,’” according to court documents.

On Saturday, the same outlet reported that local authorities had also arrested 37-year-old illegal Honduran alien Emilio Carraso-Hernandez following allegations that he raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter multiple times over the course of several days, even once in her grandmother’s bedroom. According to federal authorities, the suspect was deported in 2017 and illegally re-entered the United States afterward, though the time and means of re-entry are unknown.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli weighed in on Montgomery County’s illegal alien rape problem Tuesday morning with a tweet that referred to Lopez-Guzman’s arrest and said, “More sanctuary Montgomery county consequences… sad and tragic.”

WJLA points out that these are at least the sixth and seventh illegal immigrants arrested for rape in Montgomery County in the past six weeks.

Last month, Montgomery County authorities arrested two illegal aliens from El Salvador, Mauricio Barrera-Navidad, 29, and Carlos Palacios-Amaya, 28, for raping an 11-year-old child. Then came the case of Rodrigo Castro-Montejo, a Salvadoran illegal immigrant who was apprehended by immigration officials after Montgomery County ignored an ICE detainer and released him on bond despite second-degree rape charges. After that, 26-year-old Kevin Mendoza was arrested and charged with first-degree rape and attempted murder earlier this week in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring. Case number 5 made headlines earlier last week after a Salvadoran illegal immigrant was arrested and charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint.

Montgomery County was also the setting for the infamous Rockville rape case, in which a 14-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped by two illegal immigrants in a public school bathroom. One of the accused aliens was from Guatemala, the other from El Salvador.


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Author: Nate Madden

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