CHARLOTTE, NC - On Friday, police arrested Lorenzo Esteban, 39, after he reportedly abducted a teenage girl and raped her.
The previous evening Esteban grabbed the victim from the parking lot at a Harris Teeter grocery store on Wyalong Drive, and sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.
The girl was eventually released by her attacker, and she was taken to Novant Mint Hill Hospital for treatment.
Esteban was charged with second-degree sex offense and attempted second-degree sex offense. He is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
At his arraignment, he was provided with a taxpayer-funded attorney and next due back in court on March 8.
*Since taking office, Sheriff McFadden has made it official policy, not to cooperate with U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by not allowing MCSO deputies to inquire into any suspect's immigration status, nor will the sheriff honor ICE detainers.
So, accused rapists, child molesters, car thieves, drunk drivers, etc., in this country illegally are being released back onto the streets of Mecklenburg County, if they make bail. Sheriff McFadden refuses to release any information on the number of illegal aliens who actually show up for their court dates after being released, but the number is said to be less than 10 percent, according to court insiders.
Of course, the more serious the nature of the charge, the less likely prosecutors are to ever see the suspect again, at least until he or she commits another crime.
McFadden has even released at least one illegal alien homicide suspect.
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