Illegal Migrant Released By Border Patrol Charged With Rape After Local Police Ignored ICE And Let Him Go

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An illegal Honduran migrant who was released by border patrol agents has been charged with rape, kidnapping and assault after he was previously arrested for the same crime but freed by local authorities who ignored an ICE request to hold him.

The unidentified Honduran migrant was arrested on Oct. 12 in Herndon, Virginia, months after he was originally arrested in July for felony rape by force, threat or intimidation; abduction by force and assault on a family member, according to ICE.

An ICE detainer was placed on the migrant in July, but by August the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center had “released the noncitizen without notifying Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO),” according to ICE.

“This undocumented Honduran national has proven to be a detriment to our community and a threat to Virginia residents,” ERO Washington D.C. Field Office Director Russell Hott said in a statement. “ERO Washington remains committed to apprehending criminals who are released back into the local population when a detainer is not honored. We will not allow such noncitizen offenders to roam free and victimize innocent people.”

The migrant will now remain in ERO custody pending a decision by a Department of Justice immigration judge. (RELATED: Illegal Immigrant Who Bit Federal Border Officer Sentenced To Prison)

The number of migrants who illegally entered the United States through the southern border in fiscal year 2023 surpassed the populations of eleven states, data reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation shows.