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New York State has the second highest number of illegal aliens in the nation; one in 10 illegal aliens caught crossing the border has a prior criminal history in the U.S.; and 30 percent of those incarcerated in state and federal prisons are illegal aliens.

Poughkeepsie Journal

Victims of two rapes in Pawling have not identified a suspected rapist being pursued by police, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant who is at large after diving from a second-floor window while an officer waited for him to use the bathroom, Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson said Saturday.

More than 150 people crowded into Pawling town hall to hear Saturday a forum on the rape investigation. The forum was hosted by state Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Carmel. Ball focused on illegal immigration, while Anderson and representatives of the state police updated the crowd on the rape investigation.

A sense of alarm was palpable from a majority of those who spoke during the two-hour meeting.

The first hour or so of the forum focused on the criminal investigation, but never fully abandoned the issue of illegal immigration.

The second hour, for the most part, focused on illegal immigration, with the crowd largely voicing their support for cracking down on illegal immigrants and employers who hire them.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the state police Saturday continued to search for Flaviano Quintero, also known as Hector Hernandez or Hector Quintero, who is wanted for questioning in connection with two separate incidents of home invasion and rape that occurred Nov. 28 and Dec. 6 in the village.

According to police, Quintero was deported in 2006.

Police believed Quintero fled Dutchess County via Metro-North’s Harlem Valley railroad line out of Brewster, Putnam County. It was believed he got off the train at Grand Central Station in New York City at 10:35 p.m.Dec. 11, police said.

Anderson said Saturday Quintero is believed to be in New York City and the state police and sheriff’s department are working with the New York City Police Department.

“We’re hoping to find him,” Anderson said. “We don’t know when. It’s like a needle in a haystack with New York City.”

State police responded to the first alleged rape Nov. 28. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department responded to the second alleged rape Dec. 6.

Anderson said at the forum that his department picked up Quintero Dec. 12 and brought him back to his home in Pawling, where he has family. Quintero was not under arrest at the time, nor was he in custody. Anderson described him as a “person of interest” at that point.

Asked why the Sheriff’s Department picked up Quintero initially, state police Senior Investigator Donald Bailey declined comment.

While being questioned inside his home, Quintero told investigators he had to use the bathroom. An investigator went with him, but Quintero “dove out of a second story window,” according to Anderson. A law enforcement team of 40, including translators, was dispatched to catch Quintero, but he remains at large.

At the outset of the meeting, Ball said, “There is a large illegal alien population” and “we’re seeing an increase in criminal activity.” He added, however, “This isn’t about placing blame.”

During the second part of the forum, Ball said New York State has the second highest number of illegal aliens in the nation; one in 10 illegal aliens caught crossing the border has a prior criminal history in the U.S.; and 30 percent of those incarcerated in state and federal prisons are illegal aliens.

Ball equated illegal aliens to “robbers” and compared legal immigrants to “house guests.”

Ed Kowalski of the Town of Pawling, whose niece was murdered by an illegal alien, spoke of the need to empower local law enforcement officials with the ability to act on immigration crimes under the authority of federal law.

“Who could possibly be against that,” Kowalski said.

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Richard Espinoza-Valdez

East Valley Tribune

The investigation started after a Saguaro High School student noticed a lunch worker following a classmate while angling a box lid with a camera hidden in it under her skirt.

That student notified administrators. And a day later, Richard Espinoza-Valdez, 28, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was arrested on charges that could land him in jail for seven years.

Espinoza-Valdez, who had worked at three Scottsdale schools as a temporary food services, was arrested Nov. 6.

A clearer picture of how police identified victims emerged Tuesday, when police released the report in the case.

A student originally alerted the school about the worker?s behavior Nov. 5. Assistant principals Robert Akhbari and Greg Sackos watched Espinoza-Valdez during lunch the next day as he followed a girl in a short dress, angling the box top beneath her skirt, the report says.

The administrators asked Espinoza-Valdez if they could look through his camera. He obliged.

Akhbari noticed a recent video clip, but couldn?t make it play. When he asked Espinoza-Valdez to play the clip, the food worker instead deleted the image and denied anything inappropriate had been on the camera.

When police interviewed him, Espinoza-Valdez admitted to taking 10 videos at Saguaro, Chaparral High School and Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Espinoza-Valdez told police he had started his videotaping about a month earlier. He said he enjoyed looking at them and was especially interested in capturing images of girls between 16 and 19.

Police recovered three deleted videos featuring images from under girls? skirts.

In the next few days, police identified three victims between the ages of 14 and 17.

Police have stopped looking for additional victims, Sgt. Mark Clark said. ?We?re not able to determine where the rest of (the incidents) took place, so we don?t believe there is anymore follow up we can do to identify victims,? he said.

Two Saguaro victims told police they hadn?t been aware the video had been taken. One student said she noticed a food services worker walking close behind her, ?but was afraid to turn around and confront him.?

Espinoza-Valdez was indicted on one felony count of surreptitious videotaping and photographing, two counts of attempted surreptitious videotaping and photographing and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct.

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Alejandro Martinez Leyva

OC Register

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ? Police have arrested the man they believe raped a woman inside her car on the side of the I-5 freeway after he offered to help her with her stranded vehicle Saturday morning.

Authorities identified the man in custody as 25-year-old Alejandro Martinez Leyva, a San Juan Capistrano resident.

Outside the home where Leyva, a gardener, was arrested, investigators found a vehicle matching the description given by the 24-year-old victim: a dark green or blue older sedan with a trunk spoiler and a baby seat in the back.

In San Diego County, the victim identified Leyva from a photo lineup, Amormino said.

Physical evidence left behind at the scene of the crime helped lead detectives to the suspect, Amormino said, although he would not specify to what that evidence is.

Physical evidence was also retrieved at Leyva’s home.

The rape occurred early Saturday morning when the victim was involved in a solo-crash on the southbound lanes of the I-5 in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said.

A tow truck changed lanes in front of her, and when she applied her brakes on the rain-slicked road, the car spun out of control, damaging the driver’s side of the car.

The victim was calling a friend on her cell phone at about 2:30 a.m. when the sedan pulled up in front of her car.

Authorities said Leyva pretended to be a Good Samaritan and offered to help the woman, but when she refused, he threw the phone from her hand and forced her into the front seat of the car, where he raped her.

About an hour later, a friend of the victim was combing the I-5 freeway looking for her and the disabled vehicle, said California Highway Patrol Officer Denise Quesada.

The friend contacted a CHP officer, who was making a stop along the freeway and asked for assistance helping her friend.

At 3:39 a.m., the officer and the friend found the victim inside the car, wearing only a black shirt.

Leyva is currently in custody with an immigration hold, Amormino said.

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He’ll serve maybe a year, get deported, and then he’ll be back to rape again.


LITCHFIELD, Conn. — A 40-year-old Morris man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old girl in his home.

Luis E. Torrez, a native of Guatemala, is also facing deportation after serving his time for first-degree sexual assault.

Torrez has been in custody since his arrest in April.

Police said Torrez had two sexual encounters with the victim, in September and November 2005, when she slept over at his home where he lived with his girlfriend.

According to court documents, the victim’s mother discovered her daughter’s infatuation with Torrez when she read the girl’s journal entries.

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Antonio Rosales

Orlando Sentinal

SANFORD - Antonio Rosales, accused of raping a child, had sat silently through his trial, and it was nearing its conclusion Wednesday when he suddenly lashed out.

As a prosecutor gave her closing argument about 10 feet away, Rosales grabbed a computer keyboard, smashed it against its monitor, then toppled the 200-pound table on which it sat.

Two Seminole County deputies grabbed him, pinned his arms behind his back and quickly wrestled him to the ground, but he continued to struggle.

“I need a deputy,” Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson yelled down a hallway.

Other officers rushed in, and Rosales was handcuffed and hauled out like a sack of feed. No one was hurt during the two-minute outburst.

Rosales, 41, is charged with dragging a 10-year-old girl off her scooter and into a patch of woods in Casselberry, raping her and choking her nearly to death Nov. 1, 2003. If convicted, he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

It’s not clear what set him off Wednesday. About 20 minutes earlier, his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Tim Caudill, had rested his case without presenting any evidence.

The judge had asked Rosales, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, if he wanted to testify.

“I do not want to say anything,” he answered in Spanish.

Assistant State Attorney Anna Valentini then began her closing argument. Rosales had confessed to sexually abusing the child, she said, and he had intended to do worse.

“He choked her so hard, she lost consciousness,” Valentini said.

Rosales said something in Spanish, “Something to the effect of, ‘I didn’t do that’ ” said Etienne van Hissenhoven, his translator.

Rosales then picked up the keyboard and slammed it twice into the monitor, knocking it to the floor.

The seven-member jury - six jurors and an alternate - watched from across the room, then huddled near the closest door. The judge provided them with lunch and sent them home until 1?|p.m. today, telling them they would hear the rest of the case and begin deliberations.

What she did not tell them was that she had ordered a psychiatrist and a psychologist to evaluate Rosales Wednesday evening at the Seminole County Jail to determine whether he is mentally competent to proceed. She is to hear the findings 11 a.m. on Thursday.

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The article doesn’t mention his immigration status, but he is an illegal alien for Guatemala.

Antonio Rosales (center), 41, sits with his attorney, Tim Candill (left), and
translator, Etienne van Hissenhoven, in Seminole County court.

Orlando Sentinel

SANFORD - The 10-year-old girl was on her way to the store. It was dusk, and she was on an errand — to buy macaroni for dinner.

She had borrowed her brother’s scooter, the old-fashioned kind, and was gliding down the sidewalk. She had decided against taking a shortcut through the woods.

“It was starting to get dark,” she told jurors Tuesday.

A man stepped out of the woods, a stranger. He said “Hola,” hello in Spanish, then put his arm around her shoulders and began pulling her into the woods. She resisted, she said, and he grabbed her by the ponytail and dragged her backward into the dark.

That, according to prosecutors, is how the attack began, and the attacker, they say, was Antonio Rosales, 41, a fugitive suspected in a murder in Arizona. Rosales is on trial this week, charged with kidnapping the 10-year-old, raping her and trying to murder her.

The girl, now 15, was the trial’s first witness.

She tried to fight him off, she told jurors, but he leaned over and wrapped his hands around her throat.

“I remember kicking him . . . trying to get air for a few seconds,” she said. “I don’t remember much after that.”

She blacked out.

When she came to, she was alone, she said. Her shirt had been pulled up, her pants were around her ankles, and she was covered with hundreds of fire-ant bites.

The girl told her story in a soft voice but without emotion. She also told it without identifying her attacker. No one asked her if the man who hurt her was in the courtroom even though Rosales sat just 40 feet away, a Spanish-language translator whispering in his ear.

The girl described her attacker in general terms, as a Hispanic man of average build and with dark hair.

The attack happened Nov. 1, 2003, in Casselberry. At the time, Rosales, an undocumented worker in construction from Guatemala, was homeless, according to authorities.

Two years earlier, he had disappeared from Tucson, Ariz., where he was accused of raping and strangling his 74-year-old landlady, whose body was found Aug. 9, 2001, in the home they shared. He is named in a warrant but has not been charged.

Tucson police Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said the 74-year-old also had been sexually assaulted and choked. Rosales confessed to both crimes, Pacheco said. Once Rosales’ Florida trial is over, he will be extradited to Arizona, Pacheco said Tuesday.

That could be soon. The Sanford jury is expected to begin deliberations today.

The seven-member panel Tuesday heard an English translation of what Rosales told detectives he did with the 10–year-old. He had been drinking, he said, and pulled the girl into the woods. She fought and yelled, he said. He pulled down her clothing and touched her.

He let her go, he said, because she was so young and because she was screaming.

A state DNA expert testified that he found Rosales’ DNA on the girl’s breast. The analyst, Tim Petree with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said none of the samples he processed included semen.

A nurse practitioner who performed a rape exam on the girl testified that she found evidence consistent with a sexual assault.

If convicted, Rosales faces a sentence of life in prison.

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Claudia Smith is on the far left.

Claudia Smith of California Legal Rural Assistance aids and abets day laborers in Northern San Diego County. Claudia Smith frequents all of the sites where these day laborers congregate. She wants you to believe that they are honest, hard working, citizens of the United States. Just months after the rape of this little boy, two more of Claudia Smith’s day laborers raped a Bonsal woman and stabbed her 75 times, leaving her for dead. I am certain that she knows all of these day laborers personally.

Jesus Nava lived in one of the many migrant encampments that the San Diego Minutemen have worked with local authorities to remove. Claudia Smith lives in a big house away from these camps but she wants local residents to welcome these squatter camps in their neighborhoods. Claudia Smith doesn’t care if their children are raped, or if their homes burn to the ground due to the illegal campfires, or if these drunken migrants are staggering around in their backyards at night.

Jesus Mora Nava

An illegal immigrant accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy agreed to a plea deal in court Thursday.

Jesus Mora Nava isn’t going to spend the rest of his life behind bars, but he is going to prison for a very long time. He got 16 years for raping a boy in the hills near his Poway middle school.

Nava is an illegal immigrant who has admitted to sexually assaulting the 13-year-old he lured to a transient encampment last July.

Prosecutors say Nava loaded the boy up with beer and hard liquor until he passed out.

Paul Sweeney works for Poway Unified and was getting ready to take a run in the area when he watched the victim stumble out of the hills bleeding.

“I asked what was wrong. He told me he had been raped by a man. I told him I had to take him to get some help,” Sweeney said.

The boy told Sweeney he was raped several times over a five and-a-half hour period.

The boy was prepared to testify against Nava, but now will be spared that trauma, and Sweeney believes that’s for the best.

“He looked scared, but he is a real brave young man,” Sweeney said. “I’m proud of him for stepping up like he did.”

“I’m just glad it worked out this way. He didn’t need to go through all of that.”

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Mercury News

Gilroy police arrested a man on Friday they suspect stalked girls in town for past month.

Officers picked up Jose David Gonzalez-Raygoza, 26, of Gilroy, after a teen pointed him out to them as she was questioned about a reported stalking incident.

The 16-year-old girl told police Gonzalez-Raygoza allegedly pulled up next to her on the 6900 block of Glenview Drive and told her to get into his truck at around 3 p.m. The girl called her mother and ran home.

She then saw the truck following her mother two separate times that same day and called police. When officers came to question her, she pointed out Gonzalez-Raygoza’s truck to them.

Officers believe that he may have also followed a 10-year-old girl home from school on Oct. 7, officials said.

In that incident the stalker fled when a neighbor intervened.

Gonzalez-Raygoza was booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of attempting kidnapping, annoying or molesting a child, driving without a license and an immigration hold.

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In this photo provided by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, Kelsey Peterson, 25, is pictured in El Centro, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2007. The Nebraska teacher is in federal custody and expected to face federal charges of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor _ a former student who is 13 _ an offense punishable by 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

New Visa May Aid Boy in Teacher Sex Case
The Associated Press
November 11, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â?? A 13-year-old illegal immigrant who fled to his native Mexico amid a sex scandal with his schoolteacher could be eligible to return to the United States under a new visa the government started granting the week before he disappeared.

The visa helps illegal immigrants who are victims of sex crimes. If the boy, who spent most of his life in Lexington, Neb., qualifies, he could stay legally in the United States for four years and eventually apply for permanent residency. It also would extend temporary residency to his parents and his unmarried siblings under 18, if they applied for it.

“It’s a win-win,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman Marilu Cabrera said of the so-called “U” visa. “It helps us and law enforcement be able to solve a crime, and it certainly helps the individual who is a victim of a crime.”

The boy and middle school teacher Kelsey Peterson were found in a mall parking lot in the border town of Mexicali, Mexico, 1,500 miles from where the pair disappeared on Oct. 26. Authorities searched for them for one week.

Peterson, 25, remains in federal custody in El Centro, Calif. A judge denied bail for her Wednesday, and she was expected to be sent back to Nebraska to face federal charges of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor, which is punishable by 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Associated Press had previously named the boy but later removed his name from stories because the most recent charges allege he was the victim of a sex crime.

The boy told the AP earlier this week that he would be willing to return to the United States to testify against Peterson.

“That’s something that we would have to consider as circumstances came up,” said Joe Stecher, the U.S. attorney for Nebraska. “There are various methods that we could secure his presence here for testimony purposes, and we’ll just deal with the circumstances as they come up.”

Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Cabrera said a conviction would not be necessary for the boy to qualify for the visa.

“It doesn’t matter what the outcome of the case is as long as they cooperate,” she said.

A law enforcement agency, prosecutor or judge in the Peterson case would have to vouch for the boy and say he helped in investigating or prosecuting Peterson in order for the boy to qualify.

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 established “U” visas to encourage illegal immigrants to report crimes against them. Cabrera said reviews of the rules by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice delayed issuing the visas until this year.

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Teacher Kelsey Peterson, shown in 2006,
is charged with kidnapping and child abuse.

* Story Highlights
* 13-year-old, teacher taken into custody on Friday in Mexico
* Teacher charged with kidnapping, child abuse, among other charges
* Boy turned over to relatives in Mexicali due to illegal immigrant status in U.S.

13-year-old in alleged teacher-student liaison is illegal immigrant
November 4, 2007

LEXINGTON, Nebraska (AP) — A 13-year-old student with whom a middle school teacher is accused of fleeing to create a romantic life in the boy’s native Mexico may be required to stay there.

An illegal immigrant while residing in the United States, 13-year-old Fernando Rodriguez may not be able to return to the rural Nebraska town where he was an eighth-grader.

Kelsey Peterson, 25, and Rodriguez were taken into custody without incident after the boy’s relatives told police he had called home asking for money, leading investigators to a shopping mall in the border city of Mexicali on Friday.

Peterson, a sixth-grade math teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, fled with the boy after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship, authorities said. Court documents said the boy was last seen October 26.

An international hunt was under way after Peterson’s car was spotted crossing into Mexico on Tuesday.

“They didn’t have a very well-defined plan, it was basically to continue driving into Mexico to hide,” said Alfredo Arenas, the Baja California state police official who detained Peterson. “This was a mutual agreement to flee after the story came out that they were having sex.”

The Associated Press generally does not identify people who may be victims of sex crimes, but the boy’s name had been widely publicized as police searched for him.

Peterson was turned over to the FBI early Saturday. The boy was turned over to relatives in Mexicali because he was an illegal immigrant in the United States and was not allowed to return, Arenas said.

Fernando’s uncle, Pedro Raya, said he spoke to the boy Saturday and they agreed he would go to the family’s rural hometown in the southern state of Guanajuato, mainly because of his immigration status.

“He’s OK,” said Raya, 47, of Yuma, Arizona. “I just told him to stay over there in Mexico and the FBI is going to take care of everything.”

Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman said she knew about Fernando’s immigration status but did not know how it was going to affect her case against Peterson.

“That’s one of the things we need to evaluate so I really don’t have an answer at this time,” Waterman said. “I don’t know if that information is completely accurate or if that’s subject to change, but we’re dealing with that.”

Peterson is charged with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Nebraska. She also faces federal charges of transporting a minor across state lines or a foreign border for sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher said.

Stecher said he did not intend to double-prosecute Peterson, and would work with Waterman to decide in which jurisdiction she would face charges.

Court documents showed authorities had recovered several e-mails and letters in which Peterson and the boy professed their affection for one another.

In letters, the boy called Peterson his “Baby Gurl” and said their relationship was “just not about the sex but that it was pretty good,” according to the court documents.

Fernando was an eighth-grader at Lexington Middle School, but district Superintendent Todd Chessmore said Rodriguez had been in Peterson’s sixth-grade math class. He said he placed Peterson on paid administrative leave on October 25.

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Illegal immigrant sex offender free after posting bail in North Salem
The Journal News
November 2, 2007

NORTH SALEM - An illegal immigrant arrested by state police this week and accused of failing to register as a sex offender is free after posting $10,000 bail in North Salem Court.

The town justice who set the bail that allowed Jose M. Broudwiack to walk free for now, John J. Johnston Jr., declined to comment today on his decision.

Broudwiack, 48, of 2 Sugar Hill Road in the Purdys section of town, is a previously deported felon and a fugitive from justice in California who re-entered the country illegally, state police said.

He moved to Sugar Hill Road about two years ago but failed to register as a sex offender with police, as required by law, state police. Investigator Cornelius Merritt of the Somers barracks charged him Wednesday with failing to register, a misdemeanor.

Police said Broudwiack was convicted in 1999 in California of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. He served time in jail, was released and made to register as a sex offender in California before being deported to his native Peru. He re-entered the country illegally sometime in the past few years.

State police only learned recently that he was living in North Salem, Senior Investigator Patrick Bosley said.

State police said they contacted immigration officials, who issued a detainer warrant for possible deportation proceedings. Police said the warrant can only be enforced by a holding facility, such as the county jail.

But Broudwiack never went to jail.

He posted the bond set by Justice Johnston on Wednesday and walked out of court. His next court date is Nov. 26.

Johnston declined to discuss his reasons for setting a bond that Broudwiack was able to post.

“It would be improper for me to comment on any matter before the court,” Johnston said.

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PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) â?? She thought she was getting an estimate on driveway repairs and ended up being sexually assaulted in her own home.

Police say 32-year-old Yony Cuenca-Parra is charged with sexually assaulting her after trying to negotiate a price on resealing the driveway and he’s not even supposed be in this country.

A Plymouth, Minn. neighborhood received advertising fliers which said they were from Tollefson Asphalt and Seal Coating. A woman contacted the number on the flier and police said Cuenca-Parra showed up last Tuesday to give her an estimate.

“He was able to gain entrance into the house by asking to use the restroom and some negotiations took place on the price of the estimate. During the course of this, at some point the suspect basically began to assault the victim. The victim was able to, basically, free herself,” said Plymouth Police Sergeant Joe Gephart.

Police said he left the home and the victim called 911.

“Officers arrived and while en route they received a description of the suspect and the suspects vehicle. And actually drove right past him and they were able to make the arrest almost immediately,” he said.

Investigators discovered that the suspect is a Mexican national who has been deported once before.

WCCO-TV learned that Tollefson Asphalt and Seal Coating no longer exists. The former owners said Cuenca-Parra briefly worked for them as a sub-contractor last year.

The owners, who were vacationing in Florida, said they feel victimized too because he apparently stole their name to help him assault a trusting woman.

“We just feel terrible. Our heart goes out to her first of all, and when reality sinks in you wonder what it’s going to do to our name and business as well as what it does to her,” said former owner Christine Tollefson.

Police advise that people do not do business with strangers who approach a home without doing a thorough check. Make sure the business has a permanent address and phone number.

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Pilot Online

An illegal immigrant was sentenced today in Chesapeake Circuit Court to a year in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl and producing nude images of the child.

Carlos De La Cruz Ramos, fomerly of the 3700 block of S. Military Highway in Chesapeake, was arrested in May after a Wal-Mart store clerk processed film he had dropped off that showed images of a nude child, police said. Ramos was convicted in August of producing child pornography and carnal knowledge, both felonies carrying maximum punishments of 10 years in prison.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney David Whitted said Ramos was 19 when he committed the crime.

Judge E. Preston Grissom sentenced Ramos to five years with four years suspended on each conviction. His prison time will run together, meaning Ramos will serve an active sentence of one year behind bars. Grissom also ordered that Ramos, upon his release from prison, be turned over to federal authorities for deportation. Grissom ordered that Ramos register as a sex offender in the event he is not deported. If he ever returned to the United States, it would be a violation of his suspended sentence.

With the aid of an interpreter, Ramos stood in court today and responded “no” when asked if he had anything to say. Ramos, who has a sixth-grade education, has been in jail since his arrest March 8.

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Connection Newspapers

Fairfax County Virginia police have charged a 23-year-old Centreville man with sexually assaulting four children at the Centreville Regional Library. He is Mynor Andres Gonzalez Estrada of 6338 Field Flower Trail in The Meadows community.

IN ONE incident, July 31, around 8:50 p.m., a 10-year-old Centreville girl told police she was looking at books when a man grabbed and squeezed her buttocks. Police say the child walked away to another book aisle and saw the same man with his shorts pulled down and his shirt lifted, exposing himself.

She told her mother who then called the police. And now, police believe Estrada is allegedly responsible for this incident. They also believe he was involved in similar incidents July 16, at 3:30 p.m., girl, 12; and July 28, 4:30 p.m., girl, 9. And he’s suspected, but not charged, in an incident Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., with a girl, 10.

Police became suspicious of him following a traffic stop and subsequent investigation. According to police spokesman Don Gotthardt, last Wednesday, Oct. 10, shortly after 11 p.m., an officer saw a vehicle at Centrewood Drive and Field Encampment Road in Centreville. Noting that it had a loud exhaust, the officer stopped it at Centrewood and Machen Road.
As things turned out, police charged the driver with DWI and driving without a license. Estrada was a passenger in the car, and Gotthardt credited “outstanding police work and the sharing of information between officers” with Estrada’s being charged with the sexual offenses.

HE WAS CHARGED with three counts of aggravated sexual battery â?? “aggravated” meaning that the alleged victims were under 13 â?? and one count of obstruction of justice.
Pursuant to the driver’s arrest, police interviewed all four people in the car separately and, during routine questioning, asked each one if they knew of any other crimes in the area.
The information gained at that time, plus further investigation, enabled police to obtain warrants for Estrada’s arrest.

On Monday, Gotthardt said police have since learned that Estrada, a day laborer, is reportedly an illegal alien. In addition, the investigation is continuing and police say further charges are pending. Meanwhile, Estrada is being held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and has a Nov. 13 court date.

He also has legal troubles in Prince William County, which has placed a detainer on him in jail. That county is charging him with failure to appear Dec. 4 in its General District Court because he allegedly did not comply with the terms of the suspended sentence he received for an earlier shoplifting conviction.

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