Week of Oct. 10 – Oct. 16
What happens when assorted law enforcement divisions do not work together? Criminals are set free to commit more offenses against society. This week’s column provides another example of how sanctuary laws enable criminal illegal immigrants to escape deportation. When released into the public, they can revisit their victims, harassing them or worse. Police, prohibited from working with ICE, have released another rapist from jail, who then returned to his victim’s home.
Alleged Rapist Released, Traumatizes Victim
Oklahoma City, OK
Antonio Ulises Perez, 38, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was released by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), despite the fact that ICE had a detainer on him. Perez had been accused of raping a woman, the same victim he visited almost immediately after being released from custody, according to an ICE statement.
Luckily, the woman was not harmed, but that is not always the case. As Liberty Nation reported in June, another rape victim was violated a second time by her tormentor not long after he was released from custody in Seattle, WA. The suspect, Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, was freed with the promise he would go back to Mexico, but just three days later he raped and terrorized his wheelchair-bound victim once again and has not yet been found.
Marc Moore, the field office director for ICE Dallas, expressed his anger at the OCSO regarding Perez. He said:
“It is unconscionable that someone who is sworn to uphold the law would find it acceptable to release an alleged rapist who is illegally present in the U.S. back into the community when there are other options available under federal immigration law. Within a few hours of being released, this illegal alien was back at the home of the rape victim where he was free to re-victimize her and harm other members of the community. Fortunately, ICE deportation officers were able to quickly locate this individual and safely take him back into custody.”
Illegal Alien Steals Car, Leaves Handicapped Dog to Die
Broward County, FL
A 19-year-old illegal immigrant decided to steal a vehicle that, unfortunately, had a disabled dog inside. Jephthe Jean Francois is accused of stealing a Volvo on October 3. The vehicle owner, Wanda Ferrari, said she had left the car running with the air-conditioning on, where she’d parked in a handicapped space at a Dollar Tree store. The dog, Zorra, was a Husky mix that was napping in the back seat and required a special wheelchair to get around. When Ferrari returned to the parking lot ten minutes later, her car was gone.
“He stole the vehicle, he discarded the vehicle, leaving the dog stranded to its own devices locked in the car,” said prosecutor Eric Linder about Francois. “When the car was later found, the dog was found unfortunately deceased, and what I can only imagine greatly suffered.”
It took four days to find the abandoned vehicle. Officers said that when they apprehended Francois, he had been sitting in the passenger seat of another stolen car; police had been en route to a burglary in process when they spotted the suspect. Robyn Hankerson, a spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, said the key to Ferrari’s Volvo was found inside the second car.
Francois was arrested on multiple charges, including causing suffering and death to an animal.