According to a new report from ABC7, ICE is frustrated as Montgomery County, Maryland has released an illegal immigrant accused or raping a 7 year old child “at least 10 times.”
ABC 7 reports the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is, once again, frustrated with Montgomery County leaders after corrections officers released an undocumented immigrant accused of raping a child.
THE CASE OF RENE RAMOS-HERNANDEZ
According to court documents, Rene Ramos-Hernandez, 56, of Brentwood, Md., “forced unwanted sexual intercourse” with a seven-year-old girl “at least ten times.” The alleged abuse occurred from 2002 until 2003 when Ramos-Hernandez was in his late 30s.
In 2017, the alleged victim, now 25, came forward to Montgomery County Police. In August 2018, detectives filed for an arrest warrant. It took nearly two years, but last month, police located Ramos-Hernandez. On June 18, he was booked at the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville on one count of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree rape.
The following day, ICE’s Baltimore Field Office lodged a civil immigration detainer against Ramos-Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. That same day, Montgomery County District Court Judge Zuberi Williams granted Ramos-Hernandez a $30,000 unsecured personal bond. Judge Williams tacked on a handful of restrictions, including electronic monitoring and curfew, plus ordered Ramos-Hernandez have no contact with minors.
On June 23, MCDC called ICE’s Law Enforcement Support Center in Vermont around 9:20 a.m. to report that the accused child rapist was processing out of jail and would likely be released within an hour. ICE believed it was not feasible to scramble agents to the jail in that timeframe. In turn, Ramos-Hernandez walked.
Court records note that Ramos-Hernandez is divorced, has one child, and works as a “remodeler.” He faces up to 70 years in prison in the child rape case.