Let’s set the record straight at the outset. Not all illegal aliens who commit crimes against Americans are murderers. Some just scar their victims for life.
Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, 42, a native of Guatemala whose criminal tastes run to pedophilia, fits into this category.
According to the Nashville Tennessean, Curuchiche “has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child in Wilson County.” The charges stem from his having raped a 6-year-old — twice — after becoming an acquaintance of a local family and clandestinely making a copy of the key to their front door.
Lebanon police located two video recordings dated Sept. 23, 2015, and Oct. 1, 2015, that prosecutors said showed Curuchiche sexually molesting the victim.
Neither video showed the face of the defendant or victim, but did show unique rings and shoes on the defendant and birthmarks, clothing and bedding consistent with the victim, according to the prosecution.
Curuchiche was accused of sneaking into the family’s home in both instances.
The second rape occurred shortly after the family had returned home from a shopping spree. The victim had gone to her bedroom to get a toy when Curuchiche, who was hiding under the bed, reached up and grabbed her, ordering her to be quiet. Instead the child screamed and ran to her parents, who detained Curuchiche while phoning the police.
Curuchiche was sentenced to 25 years on each count, which will run consecutively for a total of 50 years, police said.
The sentence will be served concurrently with a 50-year federal sentence Curuchiche received for production of child pornography, which resulted from the same investigation.
Curuchiche was serving his federal sentence when he pleaded guilty to charges in Wilson County on Monday.