A young girl from upstate New York was raped repeatedly by an illegal alien in Geneseo when she was 12 and 13 years old, Livingston County News reports:
Fernando Alvarado-Perez, 37, was charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony, rape in the second degree, a D felony, criminal sex act in the second degree, a D felony, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Alvarado-Perez has been living illegally in New York for the last 10 years. He remains in the Livingston County Jail without bail. Another report states at least one of the rapes happened in front of a baby.
The Department of Homeland Security issued an immigration detainer on the criminal alien. However, the town has been embroiled in protests regarding undocumented citizens, as the Livingston County News explains:
Geneseo Police adopted new policy in May designed to govern how its officers interact with individuals who may be in the country illegally.
The new policy came in the aftermath of a March traffic stop in the village involving two adult women and six children suspected of being in the country illegally.
The actual traffic stop drew a crowd of protesters to Mary Jemison Drive in the village, garnered widespread media attention and spurred subsequent protests in Rochester.
Osganian said his office’s new policy didn’t really come into play in this situation because officers were investigating a separate crime, not interacting with Alvarado-Perez in a neutral situation such as a traffic stop.
“Our officers were concerned about investigating this incident and assisting the family the best we could with referral services to other agencies,” wrote Osganian in an email Monday morning. “His immigration status wasn’t a priority for us.”
An online fundraiser has been launched for the young female victim in this case in order to “find the help that she will need for the rest of her life professionally and emotionally in the form of counseling and anything medically.”
The Trump administration has cracked down on illegal immigration and the result has been a dramatic drop in border crossings and increased arrests. However, criminals like Alvarado-Perez are still lurking about the country and need to be weeded out before they hurt any one else.