A 31-year-old illegal from Mexico who had entered the United States illegally for the second time stands accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at least 20 times, according to authorities.
Jesus Ramirez-Velasco started having sex with the minor in December of 2017.
Police say their investigation revealed that the illegal alien has had sex with the teen at least 20 times since then.
The 16-year-old girl told police that Ramirez-Velasco repeatedly threatened to hurt her mom if she didn’t have sex with him.
Ramirez-Velasco told police he knew he was breaking the law, but tried to turn it around by blaming the victim by claiming that she asked him for sex.
“A crime such as this against a child is heinous,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. “To blame the victim for his behavior is appalling.”
Ramirez-Velasco was first deported out of the US back in 2008 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Ramirez-Velasco re-entered the country illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border. But it’s not known exactly when he did so which has raised concerns.
Polk County officials have notified ICE of Ramirez-Velasco’s arrest and charges. ICE now has a hold on the illegal alien so that should he be released, he will be taken into federal immigration custody and likely prosecuted and deported for the second time.
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