Ramiro Ajualip, an undocumented immigrant, has been in the United States for just a few weeks, but he’s already in serious legal trouble.
Ajualip is accused of raping and sodomizing a 10-year-old girl in Russellville, Alabama, while her parents were out on Feb. 27.
“From the information we have received, he has been here about four weeks,” Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett told WHNT. “He is undocumented, was a friend of the family and was actually living in the home where the child was.”
The girl initially didn’t come forward because Ajualip allegedly threatened her. Once her parents found out, they took her to a local hospital.
Ajualip confessed to the crime during an interview with investigators. He has been charged with both rape and sodomy in the first degree.
“It’s sad because now that child is going to be scarred for the rest of her life,” Hargett said.