ICE arrested a two-time child sex molester after having placed detainers on him twice.
He was arrested the first time and released, and even though he was arrested a second time for sex crimes against kids, sanctuary Philadelphia released him again where he could continue to prey on the weakest among us.
Fortunately, we have ICE to protect us against these predators.
The Philadelphia Police Department arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, a Guatemalan national living in the U.S. illegally on two separate occasions for sexually abusing children.
The PPD arrested Moran-Espinoza on April 2 for an eyebrow-raising list of charges: involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, statuary sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children-parent or guardian commits offense, indecent assault-without the consent of other person, rape by forceable compulsion, sexual abuse of children-photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, aggravated indecent assault without consent, corruption of minors, and reckless endangerment of another person.
Police arrested Moran-Espinosa just one month later on a whole host of charges involving the sexual abuse of children.
Again, Philadelphia refused the ICE detainer and put him back on the street.
“By releasing a criminal with multiple offenses, the Philadelphia Police Department is putting their city at risk by letting this individual roam free to potentially harm the most vulnerable, our children,” read an ICE statement released Friday.
A spokesperson for the agency took aim at all sanctuary localities across the country that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
“We are seeing politicians put their political agendas above the safety of the citizens they serve,” ICE Philadelphia Field Office Director Simona Flores-Lund said in a statement released Friday. “The victims in this case are young children, whose lives are now forever changed. This monster was released not once, but twice, without notifying ICE. We are committed to strengthening our relationship with local law enforcement, as we want nothing more than to keep our communities safe.”