Authorities have charged a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico with 16 counts of child sex crimes, including molestation and rape.
33-year-old Alejandro Alcala-Avala, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was charged with 16 separate counts of child sex crimes after law enforcement officials in Pettis County, Missouri arrested him.
Alcala-Avala is charged with 10 counts of child molestation, two counts of statutory sodomy, first-degree statutory rape, one count of first-degree statutory sodomy, child abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Two of Alcala-Avala’s victims allegedly told police that they were repeatedly raped regularly by the 33-year-old Mexican immigrant, Sedalia Democrat reports. One of his victims reportedly told police that the rapes took place about two to three times a month, whereas the other victim said the rapes “happened all the time”.
The two 14-year-old victims also told authorities that Alcala-Aval – in addition to raping them regularly – would constantly sexually touch them while their clothes were on.
According to a law enforcement official, Alcala-Avala had been operating under the alias “Hermelindo Lorenzo Guapillo-Chavarria” had been deported from the United States in 2014 following an 87-month federal prison sentence for distributing methamphetamine.
Alcala-Avala was somehow able to re-enter the country illegally after he was removed from the country five years earlier. How he did it exactly is still unknown to authorities.
Currently, Alcala-Avala is in police custody at the Pettis County Jail without bond. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has requested that in the case that he is released from custody, he is turned over to them for arrest and eventual deportation.