U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are touting the capture of an illegal immigrant who has repeatedly re-entered the country to rape young girls as the agency’s “profound and positive impact on overall public safety.”
ICE agents arrested Mexican national Sergio Amador-Olive, 37, at his home in Salt Lake City for failing to register as a sex offender, according to an ICE statement that described the repeat border jumper as a “priority for immigration enforcement.”
Amador-Olive – whose body is a tattooed collage of young girls in seductive poses mixed with creepy clowns and religious figures – was first convicted of impregnating a 15-year-old girl and removed from the U.S. in April 2003.
He then re-entered the U.S. illegally and was convicted of attempted rape in June 2005 for trying to force a co-worker to have sex. Amador-Olive was sentenced to 15 years in prison for that crime, though ICE arrested him again in June 2010. The ICE statement does not detail whether Amador-Olive was deported after his prison stay, or the reason he did not serve out the full sentence.
Regardless, ICE deported him to Mexico in September 2010, before arresting him again in Arizona a month later. In April 2011, he was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for re-entering the U.S., and deported again in August 2014, according to Fox News Latino.
His arrest in Salt Lake City April 28 marks the fifth time he’s been arrested in the U.S. If he’s deported again, it would make it at least the fourth time he’s been forced to leave the country.
“By removing criminal aliens like Amador-Olive from the streets and ultimately from the country, ICE has a profound and positive impact on overall public safety,” ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations field office director Daniel Bible proclaimed.
“This specific case also shows that there are significant consequences to criminal aliens who illegally re-enter the United States after they are deported,” he said.
Obviously, the “significant consequences” do not effectively deter those “criminal aliens” from returning over and over again.
The case is only the latest to lend credence to a serious problem Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump described in announcing his candidacy last summer.
“When Mexico sends it people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said, according to CBS News. “They’re sending people that have a lot of problems … they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
According to The Salt Lake City Tribune:
Based on his most recent arrest, Amador-Olive will be presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Utah, for federal prosecution for failing to register as a sex offender, and for re-entering the United States after having been deported.
Anyone who illegally re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.