An illegal alien received the maximum sentence Monday for sexual assault and battery in Illinois after officials chose to ignore a 2012 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request.
Miguel C. Luna, a 37-year-old Mexican national, pleaded guilty in May to brutally beating and raping three women over the past three years, two of which occurred on a running trail near Joliet as the victims were jogging.
Will County Judge David Carlson sentenced Luna to 80 years in prison and blasted officials for disobeying the detainer request after he was ordered to be deported. (RELATED: GOP Senator To Propose Bill Subverting Illegal Aliens From Fleeing Into The US)
“You should not have been in this country,” Carlson told Luna, according to The Chicago Tribune. “The system let the victims down in this case.”
“You were free to do these acts … whether through misguided political correctness or people who do not believe in laws or borders,” Carlson continued. “One thing I can do with the sentence is show that the laws we believe in here, maybe this won’t happen again, maybe that’s a little bit of closure.”
During the trial, Luna confessed to concealing his face with a mask, wearing latex doctor’s gloves and wiping blood off one of the victims at the time of the crime, reported Fox News. The State’s Attorney Mary Fillipitch argued he would become “a more clever and crafty sexual predator” if he had the chance.
Prior to the sentencing, Luna read a statement claiming he frequently experienced sexual abuse by his family as a child.
“I realize now I needed professional help,” he read. “I never had the means and now it’s too late because I’m facing a life sentence.”
One of the victims clapped as Luna was sentenced.
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