A Mexican man who has been deported from the U.S. 10 times since 2010 is accused of raping a child in Kansas.
Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, reportedly born in 1978, allegedly raped the child on or around Sept. 27, according to the criminal complaint filed Sept. 30, The Kansas City Star reports. He is being held in a Geary County jail on $100,000 bond.
After the rape was reported, Geary County asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to investigate the case. Martinez-Maldonado was detained immediately and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Since the investigation is ongoing, ICE would not state where Martinez-Maldonado was taken into custody or where the alleged crime occurred.
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He was in the agency’s custody until charges were filed against him.
According to ICE, Martinez-Maldonado, a Mexican citizen, has been deported from the U.S. to Mexico 10 times since 2010. In 2013, he was found guilty of illegal re-entry into the country, resulting in a federal felony conviction. That conviction made him an enforcement priority for ICE, and the agency will take custody of him when his case in Kansas finishes.
A similar case of rape against a child by a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico was reported by Breitbart News in August.
Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, 45, who was deported from the U.S. in May 2009, was charged on July 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, indecent assault on a person less than 13, indecent exposure and simple assault.
ICE filed an immigration detainer for Aguirre-Ochoa with Philadelphia authorities. The agency did the same in 2015 to take him into custody, but it was ignored by local officials and they released him.
“As a prior deportee, Aguirre-Ochoa was slated to have his removal order reinstated and be removed in 2015 after local criminal charges stemming from March 2014, against him were dismissed,” ICE said in a press release. “At that time, Aguirre-Ochoa was released from local custody when Philadelphia authorities failed to honor an ICE detainer. He remained at large until his most recent arrest.”
ICE wants to take Aguirre-Ochoa into custody after his case in Philadelphia concludes.