ICE Arrests MS-13 Sex Predator Released Repeatedly by US Authorities

ICE Arrests MS-13 Sex Predator Released Repeatedly by US Authorities

An MS-13 gang member who has been illegally present in the United States for nearly 10 years was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after being released multiple times by various authorities despite a lengthy criminal record.

On February 6, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers apprehended the 23-year-old male from El Salvador at his residence in Riverdale, Maryland.

The Salvadoran originally entered the U.S. illegally at an unknown location on an unknown date as an ‘unaccompanied minor.’

On October 15, 2015, he was encountered by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, where he was processed and turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which quickly ‘reunified’ him with his mother in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Less than two years later, he was arrested in Montgomery County, Maryland, and charged with theft less than $1,000.

ICE issued an immigration detainer against the Salvadoran teen, but the Montgomery County Detention Center declined to honor the detainer and set the illegal alien free the next day.

“The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested him in May 2019 and charged him with third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, including sexual contact with a minor, and second-degree assault,” ICE explained in a press release.

“The Circuit Court of Prince George’s County convicted him of the assault charge in September 2022 and sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment. However, the court suspended all but 72 days of the sentence. The remaining charges were dismissed.”

In June of 2023, a Department of Justice immigration judge ordered the known MS-13 gang member deported to his home country, but he remained on the loose for eight more months until his apprehension in early February.

“This Salvadoran gang member has not only displayed a disregard for U.S. immigration laws, but he has also proven to be a violent criminal and a threat to the people of Maryland,” said ICE ERO Baltimore Field Office Director Darius Reeves.

“We will not allow such malicious offenders to intimidate the residents of our communities. ERO Baltimore will continue to prioritize the safety of our public and the removal of unlawfully present threats to our neighborhoods.”

Authorities continue to apprehend dangerous foreign criminals illegally present in the U.S.

Earlier this month, a Honduran gang member with a lengthy rap sheet and six prior deportations was caught illegally crossing the Canadian border into Vermont.

Days prior, ICE arrested a previously-deported child rapist in Massachusetts who had illegally returned to the U.S. around 10 years ago and was convicted of another sex crime in 2015.

Last month, Texas troopers arrested a human smuggler wanted for murder in Mexico.

Also in January, an illegal alien from Brazil who was released into the U.S. under Joe Biden was deported to face rape charges in his homeland.

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