Some good, but still sobering news comes to us from the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). First the good news. They just arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, an illegal alien from Guatemala who was wanted on a laundry list of charges, primarily having to do with sexual assaults on minors and trafficking in child pornography. Then there’s the sobering news. The Philadelphia Police Department had already arrested and then released Moran twice this year, despite ICE having filed a detainer for him both times. (ICE.gov)
Nov. 27, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Guatemalan national for sexual abuse against children after he was released from police custody. This was the second time Philadelphia Police Department released this sexual predator onto the streets, despite an ICE detainer lodged against him in both cases…
“We are seeing politicians put their political agendas above the safety of the citizens they serve,” said ICE Philadelphia Field Office Director Simona Flores-Lund. “The victims in this case are young children, whose lives are now forever changed. This monster was released not once, but twice, without notifying ICE. We are committed to strengthening our relationship with local law enforcement, as we want nothing more than to keep our communities safe.”
By releasing a criminal with multiple offenses, the Philadelphia Police Department is putting their city at risk by letting this individual roam free to potentially harm the most vulnerable, our children.
To see just what sort of a person we’re dealing with here, let’s first take a glance at the list of charges this guy has racked up.
– 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
– Aggravated indecent assault without consent
Sounds like a really upright, desirable addition to our country, eh? And yet, the story that played out in the City of Brotherly Love was fit for a horror movie.