Ohio Teen Kidnapped And Taken Far Away From Home: Know More Here

An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been detained by Virginia officials for the kidnapping of a 15-year-old Ohio girl on February 29.

Ohio Teen Kidnapped And Taken Far Away From Home: Know More Here

Isauro Garcia Cruz, 43, was arrested on Tuesday in Butler County, Ohio, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with first-degree felony kidnapping, third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition, and first-degree misdemeanour disturbing custody.

“The victim in this case is a 15-year-old unaccompanied female from Honduras. She was placed in a sponsor’s home in the City of Middletown [Ohio] by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS],” the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. “Her sponsor is also an illegal immigrant and was the girlfriend of the suspect Garcia Cruz.”

Hundreds of miles from her Ohio home, on Monday, federal and local officials identified the missing adolescent in the 1200 block of Burnbridge Road in the Forest region of Bedford County, Virginia.

To ascertain whether the kid was a victim of human trafficking, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office is carrying out an additional investigation into the matter.

According to Sheriff Richard Jones, “It’s so tough when these kids come across the border by themselves, no parents, no guardians, boys, girls,” and he further stated that the victim might have been 14 years old when she did so.

The victim was put in her apartment by herself after first living with her sponsor in Middletown. Garcia Cruz “still hangs with her, stays with her, has sex with her” since she moved into the apartment, according to Jones. Following a tip regarding the suspect, his staff launched an inquiry.

After locating the defendant and victim at a motel in Virginia, Butler County got in touch with local law enforcement to take Garcia Cruz into custody. Since then, the victim has been placed with a different family by a government agency.

“When you’re 15 years old … you’re not even driving,” Jones said, “and some 43-year-old man who’s here illegally hooks up with you.”

Having visited the border three times, the Butler County sheriff claimed that the immigration problem gets him “angry.” Jones brought up the case from 2005 involving a 9-year-old Butler County girl who was forced to follow Alfredo Lopez Cruz, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, into an abandoned residence while riding her bike. There, he sexually assaulted her and left her to walk home by herself without any clothes. Although the suspect ran away to Mexico, officials were able to find him and deport him to the US in 2011.

At the moment, every state is a border state. I don’t care where you live,” Jones remarked, adding that the border crisis is affecting American living in other ways, such as the fentanyl problem.

The Virginia Bedford County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that Garcia Cruz “had additional pending warrants for aggravated sexual battery of a minor relating to a separate incident.”

The suspect is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority on two warrants: one for fleeing justice and the other for contributing to a minor Bedford County warrant. An investigation is still ongoing into this situation.

The 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Venezuela was detained by Virginia officials on February 22 in connection with the sexual assault of a kid. This led to the news of Garcia Cruz’s arrest.

About a January sexual assault, Renzo Mendoza Montes was taken into custody by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office on two felony counts. Authorities reported the victim was a female, fourteen years old.

“Because is an active investigation, the sheriff’s office will not be releasing any additional details related to the case. We are especially sensitive to the fact that these crimes involve a young juvenile who lives here within our community,” Sheriff Whit Clark said in a statement.

The two reported criminal instances involving suspects who are not citizens have come to light during a recent Tuesday MSNBC discussion where panellists expressed their belief that voters in Virginia shouldn’t be concerned about immigration.

The panellists, who included Jen Psaki, the former press secretary for Joe Biden White House, Joy Reid, and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, chuckled when Psaki mentioned that she resides in Northern Virginia, where “immigration was the number one issue” for voters.

“Well, Virginia does have a border with West Virginia,” Maddow said, as others on the panel laughed.

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the video has infuriated pundits and voters who genuinely believe that illegal immigration is a significant issue.

“Those people live in gated communities. … This is no laughing matter. It happens all over the country,” Sheriff Jones said of the MSNBC clip, adding that “they’re spitting in victims’ faces.”

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