138 convicted child sex offenders captured in ICE raid across the United States
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) reported that it arrested 138 sex offenders in the United States during a national raid carried out from October 22 to November 4.
Among the undocumented immigrants detained by Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers there are those convicted of sexual abuse of minors, including some with a final enforceable order of deportation.
“Crimes of sexual violence are among the most underreported in the United States – anyone can be a victim of this type of abuse, and our officers are dedicated to locating and apprehending known non-citizen criminals as part of their public safety mission” said ERO Associate Executive Director Corey A. Price.
“ERO will continue efforts like these to remove illegally present people who have committed crimes against the innocent so that they cannot continue to harm vulnerable populations within our communities.”
Cases subject to federal criminal prosecution will be filed with the appropriate federal prosecutor’s office, the ICE statement said.
In the raid against criminals who have committed sexual abuse against minors, arrests were made in California, Washington, Texas and other states.
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