There are times you hate to read the news because it’s just that awful.
This would be one of those times.
It’s a story that reminds us of just how precious childhood is, and how it must be protected. It should also remind us that illegal immigrant criminals are a VERY serious problem.
We know certain illegal animals continue to wage war at our border, but when this kind of thing happens INSIDE the U.S., you feel betrayed.
The location is Las Vegas and the crime is the alleged rape of a four-year old girl by a 23-year old man.
And from there the story gets worse…if that’s humanly possible.
Via Daily Mail:
“A 23-year-old man from Las Vegas has been charged with raping a 4-year-old girl and capturing the sexual assault on his phone.
Julio Cesar Medrano, who also goes by the alias ‘Julio Rodriguez,’ was taken into custody on April 21 in connection with the incident that was said to have taken place on April 3.”
It’s not clear how this man managed to capture this act on his phone while committing it, but it speaks to the depravity of it all that the alleged perpetrator would want to keep a video, presumably to view later.
It’s also the vehicle by which he was caught.
“According to arrest reports, Medrano was apprehended after a woman found a 30-second clip on his phone allegedly depicting the suspect raping the toddler and called police.”
Medrano has now been charged with seven criminal counts, including sexual assault against a child younger than 14, producing and possessing child pornography, child abuse or neglect, and possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed knife without a permit.
Oh but wait, here’s the worst part:
“Online jail records show that an immigration detainer has been filed against Medrano, that there is no word on his status in the US, or his country of origin.”
That’s because he’s ILLEGAL.
The takeaway from this is that parents cannot be too careful about those who have access to their children. It also demonstrates how valuable ordinary citizens can be in apprehending criminals.
Furthermore, it demands that the court determine a punishment appropriate for this hideous offense.
Short of execution, what is to be done with this man if convicted? What punishment would fit the crime? Hell, I don’t want MY tax dollars to pay for him in jail!