An illegal previously deported accused of rape? How can this be? And, in one case, he allegedly tried to set his last victim on fire.
From Fox 7:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said a man accused of serial rape in the Austin area was deported five times before his most recent arrest in August.
Nicodemo Coria-Gonzales faces six charges including aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.
In one case, a victim told police he poured gasoline on her and tried to set her on fire.
Police said Coria-Gonzalez admitted he had picked up prostitutes and beat them out of anger. He is currently being held without bond on an immigration detainer.
“There’s bad, really bad people, who want to do us real harm who are coming at us from all different directions north, south, east and west,” said Immigration specialist Thomas Esparza, Jr.
If the allegations against him are true, Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez illegally immigrated to the United States six times and then sexually abused several women.
“If that guy came back, he came back to do us ill, but there’s not that many people who are able to come back that often and that successfully. That’s the kind of person that even immigration lawyers are going to say, ‘You know, he should be prosecuted,’” said Esparza.
In August, Coria-Gonzalez was arrested after a woman told police he tried to set her on fire. While investigating, officers realized he had sexually assaulted several women in a secluded area off Ferguson Lane.
Investigators also learned Coria-Gonzalez had previous charges that convinced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport him five times.
The Obama Regime’s catch and release program is working so well, isn’t it?
Austin, Texas is a nest of liberals in an otherwise relatively sane state. It is also–wait for it–a “sanctuary city,” like over 300 other jurisdictions. Now that obvious reality of the lawlessness of this designation is no longer some sort of secret, and the Regime has supposedly stopped awarding certain grants to sanctuary cities, it would be nice to see an audit and evidence that the spigot has actually been cut off. It’s not immediately clear whether Austin receives any for Byrne-JAG and State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) law enforcement grants which is what is at issue, as in I haven’t had the opportunity to research that fact yet. If so, they are no longer eligible.
Interestingly, the current democrat candidate for sheriff of Travis County supports the sanctuary policy, which the current sheriff, democrat does not:
Concurrently, the Democrat candidate for Sheriff of Travis County, Constable Sally Hernandez, has promised to get ICE officials out of the Travis County jail if she is elected as the next sheriff.
“I just don’t think you solve the criminal justice process by deporting them,” Hernandez told The Texas Tribune during a sit-down interview in her office this week. “We talk about being progressive. I believe we need to lead the way.”
Her Republican opponent, Joe Martinez, favors continuing the ICE program in the Travis County Jail. The current Travis County Sheriff, a Democrat, also supports the ICE program.
So, Ms. Hernandez, this sort of crime is what you want to see if you are elected, the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 68 year old woman who walks with a cane?
An Austin man has been charged with the aggravated kidnapping of a 68-year-old woman from an incident last month.
(Editor’s Note: Right. “An Austin man.”)
Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, 26, was arrested last week on the first degree felony charge.
On July 23 at around 1:50 a.m., police were called following the incident. The victim told police she was sitting in the 700 block of W. St. Johns Ave., when a man drove up next to her asking if she needed a ride.
The woman, who uses a walking cane, accepted the ride because she needed to go to the store. Police say Coria-Gonzalez began driving east on St. Johns, in the opposite direction of the store.
After passing another convenience store, Coria-Gonzalez told the victim he was taking her to his house, according to a police affidavit.
After the victim tried to escape the vehicle, the suspect sped up and parked his vehicle on a dirt path on Ferguson Lane. Police say Coria-Gonzalez hit and then sexually assaulted the woman.
The man then drove away, leaving the victim. Police say she crawled down Ferguson Lane where she was able to flag down a driver to call 911.
Yesterday, when Hillary Clinton did her long-awaiting (over 270 days) “press conference” consisting of ridiculous softball 6 questions, wouldn’t it have been nice if someone had asked her about her support for sanctuary cities? Let’s hope the September 26 debate includes the question.