An illegal alien is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Maryland, authorities said.
Police arrested Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, and Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, in early February and charged each with second-degree rape, WJLA-TV reported. Both men are Montgomery County public school students.
Coreas-Salamanca, a Salvadoran national living in the United States illegally, faces additional charges of sexual abuse of a minor and a third-degree sexual offense.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged a detainer for Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, an unlawfully present Salvadoran national, with the Montgomery County Detention Center on Feb. 14, following his arrest by Montgomery County Police for sex abuse of a minor and second-degree rape,” ICE spokeswoman Kaitlyn Pote told the Daily Caller on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Coreas-Salamanca was arrested Feb. 13 at Montgomery Blair Superior School that he attended in Silver Spring and Lopez was taken into law enforcement custody at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
Court documents stated that the father of the victim discovered a cellphone that had been given to his daughter in December 2019. He reported to police that Coreas-Salamanca had been sharing explicit text messages, allegedly talking about sexual acts done between the two.
According to the Washington Examiner, Montgomery County is allowing ICE to place detainers on illegal aliens, which allows agents to pick them up from jail to begin deportation proceedings.
The report said that if ICE agents don’t arrive on time or miss an appointment to pick up the illegal aliens, they are released.
Montgomery County has seen a spike in crime committed by illegal aliens over the last couple of years. Last year, it rolled back its sanctuary policy after following the arrests of several illegal aliens for alleged rape or sexual abuse.