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Sheriff DEFENDS Release Of Honduran National Accused Of Rape And Child Molestation — ICE Responds

Shouldn’t we WANT to see a suspected child rapist kicked out of the country? Not everyone seems to think so.

Oscar Pachecho-Leonardo was deported in 2006. He was a repeat immigration violator, and if our borders remain porous, will likely find a way to slip back into America even if he does get deported.

He was arrested on June 14 charged with first-degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. Two days later, on June 16, Pacheco-Leonardo was released from the Mecklenburg County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

“Bonds are not set by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Garry McFadden pointed out at a news conference Friday, responding to criticism over Pacheco-Leonardo’s release. “We do not have any part of the bonds being set, and we do not have any part of the magistrate releasing these individuals.” Source: Fox

The North Carolinian sheriff has decided to adopt a policy not to honor 48hr ICE detainer requests, one that has released a great many individuals with dangerous criminal pasts or allegations back into the public.

Here is the official ICE press release given in response:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested fugitive Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, 33, a Honduran national, and repeat immigration violator during a targeted enforcement operation in Mecklenburg County August 9, nearly two months after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, or even notify ICE of the release, and instead released Mr. Pacheco’s from local criminal custody following his arrest on first-degree rape and indecent liberties with a minor charges.

By releasing a previously deported alien facing serious criminal charges, Mecklenburg County chose to release a serious public safety threat onto the streets of Charlotte where he was free to potentially harm others for nearly two months until his capture by ICE.

Mr. Pacheco was previously removed from the U.S. to Honduras in July 2006, and he subsequently illegally reentered the U.S. after deportation, which is a felony act under federal law. After the resolution of any potential federal criminal charges, he is subject to removal again to Honduras.

Mr. Pacheco was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for First Degree Rape and two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child on June 14. ICE issued a detainer June 15, but the detainer was not honored, and Mr. Pacheco was instead released from Mecklenburg County custody June 16.

ICE’s Charlotte Fugitive Operations Team (FUGOPS) located and arrested the man without incident August 9 and he remains in ICE custody.

“This is yet another example of a clear public safety threat being released onto the streets of Mecklenburg County rather than into ICE custody due to the current sheriff’s policy on ICE non-cooperation,” said ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Atlanta Field Office Director Sean Gallagher. “The Mecklenburg County sheriff’s decision to restrict cooperation with ICE serves as an open invitation to aliens who commit criminal offenses that Mecklenburg County is a safe haven for persons seeking to evade federal authorities, and residents of Mecklenburg County are less safe today than last year due these policies.”
This arrest is simply the latest in a continuing list of unlawfully present foreign nationals released from Mecklenburg County custody over the past nine months despite serious criminal charges that pose a clear threat to public safety.

It continued on to name Twenty-two examples of times this same police department has released dangerous criminals back into the public.

This is hardly the first time Democrats have stood in the way of ICE keeping us safe:

Dear AOC: FBI and ICE Officials Concerned That ‘Political Discourse’ Is Making ICE Agents Targets Of Violence

Nancy & Hillary Coach Illegal Aliens How To AVOID The Coming ICE Raids

WATCH: Former ICE Director SHREDS Occasional-Cortex And You Will LOVE It

ICE ICE Baby: Here’s What Cop-Hating Open Borders Zealots AREN’T Telling You About The Raids

And who is benefiting from their obstruction? Scumbags like these:

Dear CNN: Look Who ICE Busted In A Massive Raid – Are They ‘POOR Migrants?’

Wes Walker

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