An illegal alien from Mexico who was recently charged with raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus has been removed or deported from the U.S. a total of 19 times since 2003.
According to The Associated Press, the illegal alien, Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, faces felony charges for a Sept. 27 attack on the girl. Police say the Mexican national raped the girl during a bus ride outside of Kansas City.
The AP found that Martinez-Maldonado, 38, was voluntarily removed from the U.S. nine times from 2003 through 2010.
He was deported five times from 2011 through 2013 and again in early 2014 after being jailed for illegal reentry. He was deported once more in 2014 and twice again last year. His last deportation occurred last October.
Martinez-Maldonado goes to trial next month.