A Mexican national wanted for allegedly raping a young girl in Mexico was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and handed over to Mexican authorities by Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) last week, according to an ICE press release.
“On Nov. 15, 2000, the Criminal Judicial Branch in Sinaloa, Mexico, issued a warrant against Arturo Lopez-Mendez (a.k.a. “El Mocho”), 45, for the offense of rape,” the release said. “On June 18, 2018, Mexican authorities notified ERO Phoenix that Lopez-Mendez was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant on rape charges. Lopez-Mendez allegedly assaulted and raped a seven-year-old female at a private residence, leaving the victim with visible signs of the assault, including blood-soaked pants and legs.”
The alleged child rapist was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in April after he was arrested, charged, and convicted for drug possession with the intent to distribute in the United States.
The arrest of the convicted criminal and alleged rapist was arrested during a time of gridlock in Washington, D.C., on the issue of border security.
Big League Politics reported:
President Donald J. Trump has declared a national state of emergency, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration. Democrats refuse to budge on the issue, unwilling to secure America’s borders. As illegal border crossings surge, they blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget.
In what many conservatives see as a colossal failure, the Republican Congress, led by former Speaker Paul Ryan, current Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, failed to deliver wall funding to the president’s desk during all of 2017 and 2018, when Republicans held the House, the Senate, and the White House.
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