Editor’s Note – The Illegals Crime Report looks at crimes committed in the United States at the hands of those who shouldn’t be in the country.
Week of February 14 – 20
Teen Repeatedly Raped 11-Year-Old Relative, Impregnating Her
St. Louis, MO
A baby that still had its umbilical cord and placenta attached was brought into the St. Joseph Hospital by Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez. The newborn’s body temperature was at 90 degrees. Gonzalez-Lopez told police that someone had left the infant on his front porch. When police visited the man at his home, however, he admitted his son, 17-year-old Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante, was the father and that an 11-year-old relative was the mother.
Gonzalez-Lopez said he had no idea his son and the young girl had been having sex or that she was pregnant until she delivered the baby in their bathtub. Lopez-Cante did admit to the abuse, telling authorities he had relations with the girl about twice a week, for an approximate total of 100 times.
Both father and son were arrested. Gonzalez-Lopez was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and his bond was set at $10,000. He is also in the United States illegally and has been previously deported.
Lopez-Cante was charged with first-degree statutory rape, incest, and statutory sodomy, with a cash-only bond set at $25,000.
Along the Border
U.S. Border Patrol arrested three men, all of whom were previously deported child abusers, near Lukeville and Cowlic, AZ. The first arrest, that of 39-year-old Juan Sergio Valencia Robles, happened on Feb. 17 in the Tucson Sector. A records check showed that Valencia Robles was a citizen of Mexico and had been convicted of cruelty toward a child, drug possession, and possession of amphetamine with intent to sell on Sept. 18, 2007 in Visalia, CA. He was sentenced to four years of imprisonment, according to the CBP press release.
The following day, agents apprehended Gerson Garcia, 43, near Cowlic, AZ. Garcia is a citizen of Honduras and was convicted in Nassau County, NY of rape “ – 1st forcible compulsion on Oct 16, 2002.” He was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment.
Again near Cowlic, agents apprehended another Mexican national, a 24-year-old man who entered the U.S. illegally and admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang.
Feb. 13. Delray Beach Police Department alerted U.S. Border Patrol agents of a maritime smuggling incident near Gulf Stream, FL. Several people were suspected of fleeing from a 25-foot cuddy cabin vessel that had been beached along the shoreline.
Patrol agents, CBP’s Air and Marine Operations’ West Palm Beach Marine Unit, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement assisted in the search for the escaped illegal aliens. CBP agents found and arrested five people while the border patrol’s K-9 team tracked and arrested another three. Officers discovered two packages of marijuana that weighed a combined 3.5 pounds. In total, four Haitian adult males and for Haitian adult females were arrested.
Feb. 15. Border Patrol agents conducted a vehicle stop on State Route 95 in Bombay, NY and arrested two individuals. It was confirmed that both occupants were citizens of India and that they were in the country illegally. One was also charged with alien smuggling, which is a felony and carries a penalty of up to five years in prison for each violation.
Feb. 12. Ysleta Border Patrol Station agents witnessed a group of people climbing over the border wall, trying to get into the U.S. Two of the illegal crossers were arrested, and it was discovered one of them, a 52-year-old male from Peru, had been convicted of rape of a minor and had served nine years in prison in his country.
Feb. 12. Lordsburg Border Patrol agents near Playas, NM, discovered two people soon after they illegally entered the U.S. A 40-year-old Mexican national admitted to being an active member of the Paisa gang, and records showed the man has an extensive criminal history.
Feb. 13. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station used night vision equipment to observe four people walking through the open desert, carrying square-shaped backpacks. Using a service canine, agents followed the footsteps of the suspects until they found four burlap backpacks and one person trying to conceal himself in thick vegetation.
The contents of the backpacks tested positive for marijuana and together weighed a total of more than 200 pounds. The man who had been hiding was a citizen of Mexico in the U.S. illegally.
Feb. 16. Sierra Blanca agents performed a vehicle stop along Interstate 10 for an immigration inspection. They discovered Lorenzo Nino-Gomez, a citizen of Mexico who was in the U.S. illegally. A records check revealed he had been previously deported and that he was a felon convicted of three counts of sexual penetration of a minor.
The above is just a few of the arrests and apprehensions made over the past week by border patrol agents. However, this drop in the bucket list of operations just proves how valuable ICE and border patrol agents are to our nation’s security.
Tune in next week for more on the illegals crime report.
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