Sheriff: Deported Rapist Has Re-Entered Country And Is Threatening His Victim
JASPER, AL – In October 2019, Jose Javier Rojas-Lasso pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, at which time he was sentenced to time served, and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported back to Colombia.
However, Rojas-Lasso has apparently, not only returned to this country, but is now in close proximity to his victim.
In a public statement, the Walker County Sheriff's Office said:
Since his deportation, Lasso has been harassing his victim and the victim’s family, making serious threats. These threats are being received by text message and telephone calls. Lasso has also threatened Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Keeton, who worked the initial case against Lasso.
We have strong reason to believe that Lasso has illegally re-entered the United States, and is likely living in the Sarasota, Florida area. He could also be residing back in Walker County under an unknown alias.
Alabama state law forbids convicted sex offenders from having any contact with their victim or the victim's family at any time.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Jose Javier Rojas-Lasso, they are urged to contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 302-6464.