On March 24, 2016, Marlon Emenuel Mendoza-Mejia, 29, was arrested by police in Raleigh for reportedly raping a young girl.
Mendoza-Mejia has been charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sex offense with a child. He is currently being held at the Wake County Jail on $250,000 bond, and an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Hold has also been issued for this suspect.
This is not the foreign national’s first brush with the law…
On August 5, 2011, WRAL News reported:
Marlon E. Mendoza-Mejia, 24, of 5423 Gunnett Road, was charged Thursday with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sex offense against a child. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $4 million bond.
The warrants state that Mendoza-Mejia abused the child in April. The exact age and gender of the child weren’t given.
In that case, though the child’s specific age was not given, the victim was “under 13 years of age,” according to police.
It is unclear at this time if Mendoza-Mejia was deported after his 2011 arrest, or if the Wake County Sheriff’s Office ever reported him to federal immigration officials.
However, the state of North Carolina has a growing problem with sex offenders, returning to the state, following deportation.
Consider the following case:
In July 2014, police in Wilmington arrested Carlos Perez-Dominguez, 30, after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy. Despite the great distance between Coastal Carolina and the Mexican border, the illegal alien has a history of arrests in New Hanover County.
Perez-Dominguez was charged with indecent liberties with a child, child abuse, two counts of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges, and resist/delay/obstruct public officers. He was booked into the New Hanover County Jail on an ICE Hold.
Perez-Dominguez was actually deported less than a year before his July 2014 arrest, according to ICE officials.
“ICE placed a detainer on Carlos Perez-Dominguez, a citizen of Mexico, with the Hanover County Jail following his arrest on local criminal charges. ICE previously removed Mr. Dominguez from the U.S. in December 2013…Any immigration enforcement action ICE takes in this case will follow the complete adjudication of his criminal charges,” WNEM reported.
In just one month (April 2014), illegal aliens committed more than 390 sex crimes against children across the state of North Carolina…Or, an average of 13 a day, according to the law enforcement advocacy group known as NCFIRE.