By Jason Hopkins
Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez was arrested in Montgomery County, Maryland, for allegedly raping a minor, making him at least the seventh illegal alien to be recently arrested for sex crimes.
Carrasco-Hernandez, a 37-year-old Honduran national, was arrested by local authorities for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, according to a police report first obtained by ABC 7 News. He was previously deported from the U.S. in April 2017, but was able to reenter the country sometime afterward.
Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations began looking into sexual abuse allegations against Carrasco-Hernandez on Aug. 25, the date when the attack allegedly took place. The 15-year-old girl was in her grandmother’s bedroom when Carrasco-Hernandez allegedly pulled down her pants and underwear, and began to bite down on her breasts, according to the police report.
He then allegedly began to rape the young girl, holding her down so she could not move. The victim reported a “stinging” feeling afterward, and had “trouble using the bathroom.” The victim at the time was under the care and custody of her mother and Carrasco-Hernandez, where they all were living together in a home in Silver Spring, Maryland, according to the police report.
NEW: 37yo Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez raped a 15yo girl in a Silver Spring home they shared, cops say.
The victim had "stinging" pain after the attack.
This is at least the seventh undocumented immigrant arrested in Montgomery County, Md. on rape/sex abuse charges since July 25. pic.twitter.com/Twu3xw7n9w
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 31, 2019
A statement from federal immigration authorities confirmed that Carrasco-Hernandez is living in the U.S. illegally.
“On Aug. 30, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Baltimore lodged a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center on unlawfully present Honduran national Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez,” read an ICE statement. “Carrasco-Hernandez was previously arrested by Immigration officials on March 30, 2017 and was ordered removed by an immigration judge on April 3, 2017. On April 6, 2017, Carrasco-Hernandez was removed to his country of citizenship and reentered the U.S. sometime thereafter.”
The report marks the latest in a string of sexual abuse arrests of illegal aliens in Montgomery County, which just recently signed a sweeping anti-ICE executive order. Six other illegal aliens have been arrested in the county since July 25 on sex crime-related charges.
Nestor Lopez-Guzman was arrested by Montgomery County Police on Aug. 18 on molestation charges. ICE issued a detainer request Aug. 14 for Salvadoran national Nelson Reyes-Medrano, who was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint. In another example, two illegal immigrants were charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old earlier in August. (RELATED: Democratic States Sue To Block Trump From Indefinitely Holding Migrants)
Montgomery County has garnered national attention for the slate of arrests, and it has forced County Executive Marc Elrich, a Democrat, to explain an order he recently signed that prohibits local authorities from working with ICE.
Elrich said recently that Montgomery County cannot honor ICE detainer requests unless they carry a judicial warrant. However, ICE and immigration experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation such a claim is “absurd.”
“The public has been misled to believe that certain judges have the authority to sign a warrant for civil immigration violations — but no such judicial authority exists,” an ICE spokesperson told the DCNF. “This idea is a myth created by those who either oppose immigration enforcement efforts, are misinformed, or who do not understand how the immigration system works.”
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