Monday 21 October, 2019

T&T national arrested in the US for rape

A 45-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national has been convicted of third degree rape of a victim incapable of consent and sentenced to 5 years of probation supervision.

He was in the United States illegally.

He was arrested in Long Island during the execution of Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), an enforcement effort which lasted for a period of ten days.

Thirty two convicted sexual predators were arrested during the exercise carried out by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), which ended August 3.

The arrestees include nationals from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru,

Of those arrested, 12 are registered sexual offenders. They have been detained pending, the completion of removal proceedings.

ICE Field office director for New York, Thomas R. Decker said the agency will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from US neighborhoods.

The T&T national, a Level 1 sex offender was arrested in East Hampton, July 29 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

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