NEW YORK CONFISCATES INNOCENT VETERAN’S FIREARMS "ICE’s continuing commitment to making our communities safer is underscored by operations like this one targeting sexual offenders.These actions focus our resources on the most egregious criminals and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work,” Thomas R.FOX ATTACKS NY WOMAN, CHASES HER INTO HOME, POLICE SAY ICE said the individuals arrested will go through a process to be removed from the United States unless they have “outstanding orders of deportation” or who entered the country illegally after having been deported previously, and, as such, are subject to immediate removal. 3 in Long Island in an enforcement effort dubbed “Operation SOAR” (Sex Offender Alien Removal).Others apprehended were a 55-year-old Salvadoran man arrested in Copiague who was convicted of second-degree rape of a 12-year-old victim; a 21-year-old Haitian man arrested in Riverhead who had prior convictions of promoting a sexual performance involving two 15-year-old victims; a 36-year-old Salvadoran man arrested in Glen Cove who had been convicted of third-degree rape of a 15-year-old victim; a 46-year-old Salvadoran man arrested in Mineola who had a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child in a case involving a 7-year-old victim; and a 45-year-old national of Trinidad and Tobago arrested in East Hampton who was convicted of third-degree rape and registered as a Level 1 sex offender for abuse involving a victim incapable of consent.
The arrestees—with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape—include nationals from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. “ICE’s continuing commitment to making our communities safer is underscored by operations like this one targeting sexual offenders.The arrestees who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. Nationwide, ICE has made at least 70 arrests of sex offenders in the last month.The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future. They were immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago, the agency said.ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow said those men “either have a final order of removal” related to prior convictions and immigration offenses, “or they will go before an immigration judge” to be expelled from the United States.
All the evidence presented to the court left him with no other choice but to find De Villiers guilty on charges of rape, sexual assault, fraud, exposing children to pornography, and accessing child pornography.