BOURNE, MA (WHDH) – An illegal immigrant rape suspect was arrested on Cape Cod last week as part of a new cooperative program between ICE and the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office, authorities say.
Antonio Ferreira, a Brazilian national, was arrested by newly trained Barnstable County deputy sheriffs and transported to their facility in Bourne. He is now awaiting trial in Barnstable Superior Court on an active warrant for rape, assault and battery, and soliciting a felony, Barnstable Special Sheriff Jeff Perry said in a statement Friday.
In August 2005, Ferreira was served an Immigration Department Notice to Appear and was ordered returned to Brazil 17 months later, Perry said. It’s unclear when he re-entered the U.S.
Ferreira will now be processed by Barnstable County’s new 287(g) field office and the ICE field office in Boston. The paperwork required will include a Warrant of Arrest, an 1-871 Notice of Intent, and what is called a decision to Reinstate Prior Order, according to Perry. Removal from the U.S. will be as prescribed by Section 241(a)5 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act.