Texas authorities arrested a four-time deportee for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl as she slept in her Parker County home.
Israel Andrade, 35, was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a call on Saturday that a girl had been sexually fondled by a stranger who broke into her home.
The 9-year-old had been sleeping on the couch with siblings when the alleged assault occurred. She told investigators that the man spoke in broken English and had a heavy Spanish accent.
The suspect, Israel Andrade, asked her to follow him to a back bedroom where he had entered the home. Instead, she ran screaming into her parents’ room and the suspect fled.
Cell phones and a computer were missing from the home and the family had to travel to a convenience store to call 911.
Deputies followed footprints outside the home to a neighbor’s house. Police determined that Andrade, 35, had visited their home the previous evening.
Andrade was located one mile form the crime scene sleeping at a relative’s home. He had one of the stolen phones in his possession, as well as two pairs of child’s panties.
He was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit indecency with a child by sexual contact, a first-degree felony.
Records from the Immigration and Naturalization Service indicate that Andrade has been deported from the U.S. on four separate occasions: in July 2003, Feb. 2004, Sept. 2009 and again in Dec. 2010.
Relatives told investigators that Andrade arrived in Texas from Mexico 30 days ago.
“How long will we have to tolerate this type of injustice?” Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler told CBS DFW. “It is time for American citizens to make a stand and begin petitioning for tighter security at our borders in order to protect our citizens.”
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