An Ecuadorian criminal alien, who was released last year when Baltimore, Md., became a sanctuary city, was arrested by federal agents for the violent rape of a 9-year-old girl, according to a Judicial Watch report released on Monday.
While the rape occurred in the city of Baltimore, the suspect, Henry Estrella-Cordova, was nabbed by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and not members of the Baltimore Police Department, said the public-interest group that investigates government corruption and abuse.
According to the Judicial Watch report:
So-called “Sanctuary Cities” are releasing criminal aliens back onto U.S. streets without notifying federal law enforcement officers tasked with deporting killers, rapists, and other felons.
“[This case] marks the latest in a series of heartbreaking examples involving an illegal alien haven blowing up in a local government’s face. We’ve seen this nationwide in municipalities that enable illegal immigrants to commit atrocious crimes by protecting them from the feds.
“There are too many cases to list here, but examples include a Salvadoran gangbanger who murdered a father and his two sons in San Francisco, an illegal alien member of a notoriously violent street gang who killed a high school football star in Los Angeles and a Bolivian with an extensive criminal record who killed a nun while driving drunk in Virginia.”
The 31-year-old Estrella-Cordova was arrested in Silver Spring, Md., by officers of ERO Baltimore’s Criminal Alien Program (CAP) after they received information that Estrella-Cordova was wanted on state rape charges and was illegally living in the United States, according to federal officials.
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