ENNIS, TX – A 28-year-old illegal alien convicted of sexually abusing a young girl has been sentenced to 25 years without the possibility of parole.
The convicted criminal’s victim was only 10 years old.
An illegal alien in Ennis County, Texas was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison this week after he repeatedly sexually abused a 10-year-old girl. https://t.co/zSkVtml5wg
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 5, 2022
Law Enforcement in Ellis County began investigating the suspect, identified as Jose Gustavo Garcia Rodriguez, after his young victim disclosed to her school in 2018 that she had been sexually abused by him.
School officials then notified the Child Protective Services and informed them of the allegations.
The Child Protective Services contacted the Ennis Police Department who conducted a criminal investigation.
When detectives reviewed the information made available by the victim, whose name was not disclosed, they learned she had been sexually abused by Rodriguez at least once in his home and once in his vehicle.
Detectives reported the sexual abuse occurred between 2016 and 2017 and that he had sexually abused the young girl at least two times over the course of a month or more.
Detectives and the Child Protective Services determined the disclosures made by the child were credible and moved to interview Rodriguez.
When detectives met with Rodriguez, he agreed to the interview in which they asked him about the sexual allegations made against him. According to the Ennis Police detectives, Rodriguez did admit to inappropriately touching the girl, but only once.
Rodriguez was arrested and charged with the continuous sexual abuse of a young child.
When his case went to trial, the jury was obviously impressed with the young girl’s willingness and courageous actions of not only facing her abuser but reliving all of the events for the courtroom when she took the stand.
The jury declared that Rodriguez was guilty of the offense on March 1st of this year. The sentencing was scheduled for March 4th in which he was sentenced to 25 years behind bars without the possibility of parole.
Ann Montgomery, the Ellis County District Attorney, noted her happiness that the jury reached the right decision and was quick to act with Rodriguez’s sentencing in the case. She said:
“I am pleased with the jury’s verdict and proud of my entire trial team. This office is committed to protecting the most vulnerable, which are our children.”
The Ellis County District Attorney’s Office released a statement on Rodriguez’s conviction and sentencing:
“The Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office would like to thank Detective Brian Shahan from the Ennis Police Department, the Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center, and the CARE team at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.”
News of this conviction comes just before U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced they arrested yet another convicted sex offender as he illegally attempted to cross into the country near Freer, Texas. Customs and Border Protection reported on March 6th that agents with the Laredo Sector Border Patrol were able to apprehend a group of illegal aliens as they tried to sneak into the country.
One of the illegal aliens in the group, identified as Elias Alva-Yac, a 37-year-old from Guatemala, was convicted of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 while he was in Los Angeles, California in 2006.
As a result of his conviction, Yac served a total of a year in jail followed by five years of probation.
Yac apparently did not follow through with the terms of his probation and at some point made the trek south of the border as there was an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant, out of the Los Angeles County Probation Department, was for violating the terms of his probation.
Yac was taken into custody for the arrest warrant and he was transferred to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office for processing. From there, he will be transferred back to Los Angeles County to face his probation violation charges.
CBP reported that Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents apprehended a group of 18 migrants in the brush attempting to circumvent the checkpoint near Sarita, Texas.
One of the migrants was found to be a Salvadoran national with a prior arrest for aggravated sexual assault of a child less than 13-year-old in 2017.
The arrest was made by Lindenwold Police Department (LPD) in New Jersey. The Salvadoran national was convicted of the crime and sentenced to five years confinement.
The records check determined this Salvadoran was a convicted sex offender, convicted in 2018 of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Then, on Wednesday afternoon, Brownsville Border Patrol (BRP) agents arrested a male national from Uruguay illegally entering the United States.
Through records checks, BRP agents identified the subject as a sex offender with a prior arrest in 2007 for Loitering for Sex Under 18-years-old, by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia.
Sex offenders are only one of a myriad of criminals being apprehended re-entering the United States across the porous southern border. CBP Press Officer Thomas Gresback wrote:
“Also, this week, RGV agents arrested eight foreign nationals that have been identified as members of trans-national criminal organizations.
“The migrants are nationals from Romania, El Salvador, and Honduras. One of the Romanian nationals has an active full extradition warrant out of Fort Collins, Colorado for Larceny.”
These migrants are some of the latest arrests of migrants with criminal convictions arrested by CBP entering the country this year. This builds on the 10, 763 arrests of migrant with criminal convictions in 2021, 2438 in 2020, and 4,269 on 2019.
Of the arrests in 2021, 488 of those were sex offenders, up from 156 in 2020 and 57 in 2019, according to records examined by Fox News.
Border crossings have surged at the southern border since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. Lax immigration enforcement policies and public calls for leniency for border crossers have fueled the border rush.
The Biden administration is also ferrying illegal immigrants to the interior United States on private airlines late night, clandestine flights that have riled Republican governors like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who threatened to block state funds from companies who assist with the transport of such migrants inside his country.
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