Reported by Justin Caruso | Contributor | 1:27 PM 07/24/2017
An illegal immigrant has been arrested in Geneseo, New York for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, according to local news reports.
Fernando Alvarado-Perez, a 37-year-old male, allegedly had sex with the girl multiple times while she was between 12- and 13-years-old, Livingston County News reports.
Alvarado-Perez told officers that he came to the United States illegally about 10 years ago.
The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly issued an immigration detainer on Alvarado-Perez. He is being charged with, “rape, criminal sexual act, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child,” WHEC.com reports.
The Genessee Sun also reports that he had sex with the girl while in front of a baby.
This news comes as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under President Donald Trump has increased arrests of illegal immigrants by 43 percent, with ICE arresting 13,914 people in June alone. (RELATED: Texas AG: Trump Has Done More To Stop Illegal Immigration Than Anyone In World History)
Republican Lindsay Graham also recently made headlines for working on a news proposal to keep illegal immigrants in the country, saying that those who don’t support DREAMers shouldn’t vote for him.