Another illegal immigrant has been charged with rape in a Maryland county with an infamous, crime-ridden history as a sanctuary jurisdiction.
A press release from the Montgomery County Police Department details 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.
“Investigation by SVID [Special Victims Investigations Division] detectives has determined that the victim was carrying items from her vehicle parked in the parking lot to the apartment building when she noticed a male that appeared to be following her,” a MCPD press release explains.
“As she unlocked the door to the building, the male suspect grabbed her from behind and threw her to the floor. The victim attempted to yell and resist but the suspect began to strangle her with his hands,” the police statement continues. “As the victim continued to attempt to escape the suspect struck her multiple times in the face and head with a closed fist. The suspect then raped the victim.”
MCPD adds that the victim sustained “multiple injuries” during the alleged attack and was treated at a local hospital, where “doctors advised detectives that the severity of the strangulation the victim suffered could have resulted in her death.”
ICE has confirmed to Blaze Media that Mendoza is an illegal immigrant and that the agency has issued a detainer for him.
“On Aug. 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers lodged a detainer with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Detention Center, on Kevin Mendoza, a Honduran national, unlawfully present in the United States, following his arrest for rape and attempted murder,” a emailed statement from an ICE spokesperson to Blaze Media said.
WJLA-TV reporter Kevin Lewis points out that Mendoza is at least the fourth illegal alien arrested on rape charges in the county in less than a month.
However, contrary to some other recent rape charges against illegal immigrants, bond is not available for Mendoza at this time, according to MCPD.
Earlier this week, Blaze Media reported on 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.
Just last week in Montgomery County, police arrested two illegal aliens from El Salvador, Mauricio Barrera-Navidad, 29, and Carlos Palacios-Amaya, 28, for raping an 11-year-old child. The investigation was reportedly triggered by a discussion the child had with a school social worker last month.
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 was from Guatemala, the other from El Salvador.
This news also follows on the heels of a report last week from North Carolina, where ICE says that Mecklenburg County — which contains the city of Charlotte — release another illegal alien accused of first-degree rape despite an ICE detainer.
Out west last week, ICE arrested a 59-year-old Mexican national who had been convicted of “sex assault on a child” but given no jail time. The agency claims that Boulder County, Colorado, ignored its detainer requests in this case, just as they did for the same person in 2017, when he was arrested for aggravated assault.