forty-year-old Oscar Perez-Rangel, an illegal immigrant who had been previously deported, has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl multiple times.
Perez-Rangel allegedly assaulted the girl five times at an in-house daycare in Herndon, Virginia. Although he didn't run the daycare, he lived in the house out of which the daycare operated, so he had access to the children. It has been reported that the woman who ran the daycare is Perez-Rangel's girlfriend, although police have been unable to confirm that detail.
The assaults allegedly occurred between October and December of 2016. The girl, who has not been identified, reported the assaults to school staff on March 28; Perez-Rangel was arrested on Friday. The girl appears to have been his only victim.
Perez-Rangel faces "three counts of felony animate object sexual penetration and two counts of felony aggravated sexual battery," according to The Daily Caller. He is currently being held without bond, and will be transferred to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE told FOX 5: "Perez-Rangel was previously removed from the U.S., and has felony convictions for attempted robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and illegal re-entry after removal. ICE has lodged a detainer on him at Fairfax County’s Adult Detention Center."
Investigators are requesting that people contact Detective Elizabeth Menendez at 703-246-7885 if they have any information on Perez-Rangel.
The fact that Perez-Rangel had a prior felony record and was previously deported highlights the anger surrounding the illegal immigration debate that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency. Had there been proper immigration enforcement, Perez-Rangel wouldn't have been in the United States in the first place. Now a 12 year-old girl has suffered as a result of lax immigration policy.