Immigration officials arrested and plan to deport 32 criminal aliens convicted of sex crimes in the United States during a 10-day sting operation in Long Island, New York, including a Salvadoran man who was found guilty of sexually abusing a four-year-old girl.
During the week-and-a-half-long Operation SOAR, immigration officers arrested 32 aliens with past criminal convictions ranging from public lewdness to rape. Twelve of them were already registered sexual offenders.
Also among the arrested was a 36-year-old Guatemalan national who was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl who was sentenced to only six months in jail and 10 years of probation supervision. Another was a 32-year-old Honduran man convicted of forcibly touching a 15-year-old girl.
ICE also detained a 55-year-old Salvadoran man convicted of second degree rape of a 12-year-old, as well as a 46-year-old Salvadoran national convicted of sexually abusing a child who was only 7.
ICE issued a more than disturbing roundup of the heinous sex crimes these criminal aliens had collectively committed;
Criminal histories of those arrested during the operation are as follows: acting in a manner to injure a child, assault, third degree attempted rape, burglary, attempted sexual abuse, criminal sex act, endangering the welfare of a child, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person, forcible touching, promoting a sexual performance by a child, public lewdness, first degree rape, second degree rape, third degree rape, reckless endangerment, first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse, forcible compulsion, sexual contact with an individual incapable of consent and sexual misconduct.
Among the arrested were aliens from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago.
ICE officials said those who’ve already been issued final orders of removal will be deported as quickly as possible, while those who’ve not yet been ordered removed will be detained until their cases can be heard by an immigration judge.