U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a press release over the weekend announced the arrest of an illegal alien for “sexual abuse against children” after he was released by local police not once, but twice, despite detainer requests.
Guatemalan national Hector Moran-Espinoza was arrested by ICE on Nov. 27. He was first arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department on Apr. 2 for several child sex abuse-related charges and then again on May 9. Both times, ICE says it lodged a detainer request the day of Moran-Espinoza’s arrest and the requests both times were ignored.
Hector Moran-Espinoza was arrested April 2, by the Philadelphia Police Department for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, statuary sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children-parent or guardian commits offense, corruption of minors, indecent assault-without the consent of other person, reckless endangerment of another person, rape by forceable compulsion, sexual abuse of children-photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, and aggravated indecent assault without consent.
May 9, Moran was again arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department for unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 13 years of age, reckless endangerment of another person, and endangering the welfare of a child-parent or guardian commits offense.
In both cases, ICE’s Philadelphia Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged an immigration detainer on Moran the same day of the arrest, and each time Philadelphia Police Department did not honor this detainer and released this predator onto the streets.
ICE in the statement goes on to slam the Philadelphia Police Department for “putting their city at risk by letting this individual roam free to potentially harm the most vulnerable, our children.”
This, unfortunately, is not an uncommon story.
In October, ICE arrested an illegal alien accused of rape in Oklahoma, but not until after local police released the man who then went straight to the home of the woman he allegedly raped to harass her and her family.